YOUNGSTERS can use the summer holidays to hone their football skills.
Free sessions for youngsters aged eight to 18 are taking place between 7pm and 8pm at a number of local recreation grounds across the Moorlands.
The sessions have been provided by a partnership between Leek Town FC Community and Moorlands Together Safer and Stronger Communities.
The programme, led by two coaches from Leek Town, runs until the week beginning September 15 at the following locations: Mondays: Meigh Road Playing Fields, Werrington.
Tuesdays: Cheddleton Recreation Ground.
Wednesdays: Blythe Bridge Recreation Ground.
Thursdays : Brown Edge Playing Fields.
Fridays: Churchill Road Recreation Ground, Cheadle.
Cabinet members from the District Council recently joined members of Safer and Stronger Communities at Churchhill Road in Cheadle to find out what local youngsters thought of the sessions.
District councillor Gill Burton said: “It’s been great to come and meet the young people who benefit so much from this coaching.
“It provides them with fun, worthwhile activity which occupies their time and helps meet our community safety objectives at the same time.
“I’m delighted we’ve beenable to offer financial support to allow it to continue this year.” Councillor Mark Deaville added: “I’m pleased to see so many young people enjoying taking part in these fun activities.”