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Saturday saw The FA's 2012 Girls' Football Festivals supported by Continental Tyres, Sport England and UEFA visit Ayreshire Road training ground.
More than 200 girls took part in the festival accompanied by Women Super League (WSL) players Danielle Hill, Natasha Dowie, Alex Greenwood and Nikita Parris from Everton, Dani Buet from Chelsea as well as Amy Fleming and Sophie Jones from Liverpool who met the girls, signed autographs and had their photos taken with participants.
Girls aged seven upwards from Manchester United FA Girls Centre of Excellence, clubs from across the region and girls playing for the first time, took part in the free training day led by FA coaches aimed at encouraging girls to get involved in the game. Activities included interactive games and competitions, the ContiWarmUp programme, skills and drills with FA approved coaches and prizes and goodies for all.
Danielle Hill said: "It was amazing to see so many girls of different ages and abilities playing football. It was a really fun day and a great chance for girls to develop their skills with FA coaches."
Tim Bailey, Continental Tyres Communications Manager said: "It was fantastic to be able to bring The FA Girls Football Festival to Manchester for the first time and great to have so many girls taking part. I very much look forward to continued success at the remaining festivals this season."
The next event is on Saturday 3 March in Leicester.
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