Accrington Stanley Women and Girls Football Club have secured an invitation to compete in an international tournament.

The club have teamed up with Hyndburn Leisure to raise enough funds to get to the Dallas International Girls Cup in Texas in March next year.

On December 9, Hyndburn Leisure & Accrington Stanley Women and Girls FC are hosting a ‘Disco for Dallas’ at Accrington Town Hall.

For the first time ever, the girls have secured an invitation to compete in the tournament which marks a significant milestone for the team and the town.

Accrington Town Hall Ballroom will transform into a dance floor where families can choose their playlist, either a mix of Christmas hits, R&B classics, or Britpop.

Lyndsey Sims, Hyndburn Leisure chief executive, said: “I was really happy to hear that we’ve teamed up with Accrington Stanley Women and Girls team on their mission to get to Dallas and play in the International Girls Cup.

“Hyndburn Leisure strives to support and celebrate women in sport, and Disco to Dallas isn’t just a night of family fun - it’s a key fundraising event to get the girls on their way and raise awareness of the fantastic results they are achieving.

“I’m confident the girls will take the Stanley spirit on tour and show the world exactly who Accrington Stanley are!"

Sami Smithson, chair Accrington Stanley Women & Girls Football Club (@ASWFC) added: “We’re delighted to partner with Hyndburn Leisure and deliver Disco for Dallas at Accrington Town Hall.

“This is a fantastic fun way to support the fundraising we are currently doing to send a team to Dallas, to take part in the International Girls Cup.

“This is a prestigious tournament and it’s the first time we have been invited - to say we’re excited would be an understatement! We really hope this is the start of an annual tournament and trip of a lifetime for our girls and community.

“We’re planning on every girl having an opportunity to represent the club and town of Accrington in a tournament in the UK or overseas.

“Fundraising is essential so that this is affordable for all of our families and we’re so grateful for the support we’ve received so far. See you on the dance floor!’

To help the club reach their fundraiser goal, you can book tickets at