HEREFORDSHIRE FA Boys' Development Centre are holding their first 'introductory training sessions' while they await Government restrictions to be eased.

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions they are unable to confirm dates for the centre's trials as yet.

However, they will be holding sessions on the 3G pitch at the HFA offices on Widemarsh Common on July 11, 28, 25 and August 1, 8 & 15.

A statement on the Herefordshire FA website said: "This programme has been specifically designed to prioritise participant and coach safety adhering to current government guidelines, which will be reviewed and modified accordingly throughout.

"These sessions will hopefully provide a familiarity to players before trials and help to alleviate some of the pressures that trials can bring.

"Once players have registered an interest they will receive a document pack outlining the safety measures and protocols put in place, as well has how to complete contactless payment.

"Throughout the existence of the Boys Development Centre we intend to be transparent regarding fees and costs. As a not for-profit organisation, we are committed to ensuring any that profit generated is invested into either the Development Centre programme, or local football.

"Please note that non-attendance to the introductory programme will not affect the outcome of the trials."

Thanks to the coaches volunteering their time the charge for the introductory programme will be only £2 per session (£12 for all six sessions).

Information in respect of a similar programme for the Girl’s Development Centre will follow shortly.

The Boys' Development Centre recently appointed their assistant coaches.

They will be Luke Bufton, Matthew Howard, Alex Jenkins, Harry Randell and Kyle Williams.