BARNOLDSWICK Town Juniors girls football team experienced first hand what it is like to receive coaching from a Premiership club when on Saturday morning Chelsea FC Foundation's coaching staff visited Silentnight Stadium.

The Barnoldswick girls are one of 11 girls’ and boys’ teams from under-8s to under-16s to participate in the project offering unique football experiences throughout the season.

Each team will receive top-level coaching sessions from Chelsea Foundation coaches, brand new playing and training kit and Chelsea FC benefits to inspire the next generation of aspiring footballers.

The programme is part of For The Fans – Hyundai’s commitment to football in the UK and supports fans at all levels of the game – from the grassroots players, coaches and parents at the 11 Hyundai FC clubs to the elite-level through the sponsorship of Chelsea.

Throughout 2019, each of the teams will be visited by Chelsea Foundation coaches to implement their training programmes as well as each Hyundai FC club coach having the chance to visit the Blues’ training base in Cobham to participate in a hands-on coaching experience with Chelsea Academy coaches and teams.

David Pugh, marketing director at Hyundai Motor UK, said: "One of the key aims of For The Fans is to put fans first – supporting and enabling all fans from grassroots to elite level across the country. With the help of our dealerships and Chelsea’s top-class Foundation coaches, we are committed to inspiring the next generation of players and fans through Hyundai FC. We are looking forward to giving the 11 teams involved a season they will never forget."