My ‘Train Like A Pro’ Experience!” by Lilly Crossley!
My name is Lilly Crossley and I’m 8-years-old. This week me and my grassroots team were able to visit Mill Farm, the AFC Fylde stadium, and take part in the Train Like A Pro football programme every single day!
Football is my passion. I love it. So to be able to play every single day where the pros are playing next to us was a special feeling for me.
My most memorable part of the Train Like A Pro programme was the matches. We learnt so many new things. We were all able to meet Lloyd and Oliver, the coaches, and they taught us lots of things to improve us as players.
One day, we were taken over to the stadium and we were all able to sit in our favourite player’s seat and have our photo taken. This was an incredibly special moment for us as it felt like we were professionals ourselves.
After taking part in the programme for a full week, I have never wanted to chase my dream of being a professional footballer more. My idol is Lionel Messi and my dream is to become the next Lionel Messi. I’m confident if I keep working hard and training my best that I will be able to do this!
AFC Fylde Community Foundation ‘Train Like A Pro’ programme supported by Cuadrilla.