Darwen Rangers have been inundated by requests from primary school youngsters to join the club.

They have done their best to accomadate as many as possible but there is a limit to who they can include in our teams.

This year club officials have decided to run a project which will give every pupil the chance to train with Rangers inside at DACA and outside in April until the summer holidays on Saturday mornings.

“The whole idea is to offer training with a membership offer with a Darwen Football Club, not necessary Darwen Rangers,” said Ian Cordingley.

“We have employed a private sports firm to organise the outside sessions.

“They will provide coach education to young students and also parents who want to further their football involvement and qualifications.”

The strategy of the programme is to give all Darwen primary school pupils the opportunity to take part in football training sessions with an option to join one of Darwen’s junior football teams Projectprogramme (Year 1 – November 2013 – June 2014) The project will consist of three parts: Two indoor taster sessions at Darwen Leisure Centre – sessions taken by a Darwen Rangers Coach Additional indoor coaching sessions during the winter months at Darwen Leisure Centre – sessions taken by Darwen Rangers Coaches supported by a team of Student Coaches Outdoor sessions to be held on Saturday mornings starting in April on grass on the Square Meadow Community Field.

Invitations will be sent out to all Darwen Primary Schools by schools sport co-ordinator Mike Leighton.

The Project will be overseen by a professional coach, he will organise and arrange each session held on the Square Meadow facility.

The coach will be assisted by a team of Darwen Clubs’ FA Level 1 Coaches.