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17th January 2012'The council's sport and active lifestyle service is working with Barnsley Football Club's Development Academy to create the new 'Future Stars''Pictured with kids from Cathedral High School are: Ronnie Branson from Barnsley F.C, Joanne Collins from Wakefield council and David Collier from Wakefield F.A'BY MATTHEW PAGE
17th January 2012'The council's sport and active lifestyle service is working with Barnsley Football Club's Development Academy to create the new 'Future Stars''Pictured with kids from Cathedral High School are: Ronnie Branson from Barnsley F.C, Joanne Collins from Wakefield council and David Collier from Wakefield F.A'BY MATTHEW PAGE
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IF you have fancy footwork to rival David Beckham or Wayne Rooney, a new football course could be right up your street.

Wakefield Council has joined forced with Barnsley Football Club’s Development Academy ro create the new ‘Future Starts’ junior football sessions.

Classes begin at Hemsworth Sports Centre, Station Road, on Wednesday, February 1, and youngsters aged from eight to 13 can sign up now.

Players who sign up to the twelve week training sessions will have at least one session at Barnsley FC’s development centre, with the most gifted and talented children taken on for trials, with the possibility of joining Barnsley FC academy.

The football club already works with Wakefield Schools Football Association to provide opportunities to widen and increase access to professional football.

Coun David Dagger, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for sport, said: “This partnership with Barnsley football club is a great chance for young footballers in Wakefield to reach their full potential. The partnership will provide exciting opportunities for players and we hope lots of young people will come along and attend the sessions.”

Ronnie Branson, Barnsley FC Academy Manager said: “There is a vast wealth of footballing talent within Wakefield, which can sometimes be over looked. If Wakefield Council and Barnsley Football Club can help profile, increase and support activity in addition to nurturing talent, then children and young people within the District will benefit from this partnership.”

Visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/futurestars for more information on how to register.

Each session will cost £3.