A youth club launched last night with a football session hosted by Burnley FC in the community.

The very first Colne Youth Action Group (CYAG) activity was held yesterday evening on King George V Playing Field's MUGA, Skipton Road, Colne.

Burnley FC in the Community hosted the first session and will be continue to offer weekly sessions at King George V Playing Fields on Wednesdays at 5pm which will be free to attend.

A spokesperson for the group said "Well our first session is over. There were some fine footballing skills on display!

"Thanks to all those who took part and to Burnley FC in the Community who are providing these sessions for free."

CYAG hope that young people will want to join the youth group following the football sessions. Not all activities will be free, but the group are trying to make sure most will be either free, or heavily subsidised.

One activity already announced is cycling sessions, delivered by Go Velo which will also provide lessons for young people on how to fix their own bike.

The sessions should be available from April 26 and will then be held every week on Monday evenings and sessions will need to be booked in advance.

Cllr Margaret Foxley, a CYAG Founder, said: "Many thanks to Colne Town Council for allowing us to use its MUGA for our action packed sessions."

Forms were handed out to players to join CYAG for an annual membership of £3 which will be used to offer more activities.

If young people want to access the full range of activities CYAG and its partners are offering, initially outdoors, and then indoors, when Covid restrictions are lifted, they must join CYAG.

The application form requires details of parents and their children for their own safety. All the data collected will be stored securely and confidentially.