A PREMIER League football community group are continuing to expand its reach overseas.

Burnley FC in the Community's chief executive officer, Neil Hart and head of overseas football development, Paul Wozny, spent a week in Mongolia to meet with the owners and football representatives of the Lan’ao Football Club and the Inner Mongolian FA.

The aim of the trip was to progress discussions into how Burnley FC’s official charity can support the development of community football and grassroots coach education in the region.

Mr Hart said: “This is another exciting development in our partnership work overseas that builds on the roots we have already established in other parts of China."

During the visit, Burnley FC in the Community staff toured indoor and outdoor sports facilities in the area that will be utilised to deliver football provision for young people living across the City of Tongliao.

The long-term aim is to have several coaching staff stay in the country to expand the football education offer and train local coaches, using Premier League expertise.

The hope is then to establish a legacy of exchange visits, allowing young people living in Inner Mongolia to visit East Lancashire and acquire an insight into the award winning work of Burnley FC in the Community.

Mr Hart added: "It’s clear to me that the Lan’ao Football Club is a very like-minded organisation to our own. I was extremely impressed with their approach, their appetite to work with us and the facilities they have. We look forward to working closely together in the future.”