During 2016 Girls Football Week, an historic agreement was reached between Chesterfield FC Community Trust and Chesterfield Ladies Football Club.
The two organisations have signed a five-year agreement to work together on developing the women’s game.
The Community Trust currently deliver female football development sessions to a number of secondary schools across the region, free of charge as part of the Premier League Girls programme.
The new partnership will give the opportunity for girls to train with and potentially play for Chesterfield Ladies.
Michael Noon, the Community Trust’s activities manager, said: “We have been in partnership with Chesterfield Ladies for 12 months and the new five-year agreement gives both parties the stability to make long-term plans to increase participation in women’s and girl’s football.
“We’re proud of our track record of delivering excellent after-school girls coaching and we will continue to give girls the opportunity to play competitive football.”
Chesterfield Ladies FC chairman Keith Jackson added: “The partnership has been a success over the last 12 months, with a significant number of players joining our club having started playing at Community Trust female football sessions.
“We’re delighted to have signed a five-year agreement to develop this link, which will see our players wearing Chesterfield FC shirts, which is really exciting for the girls.”