Derby County first team players Johnny Russell and Cyrus Christie visit Premier League Girls session in Littleover, Derby.

Wednesday 10th March saw DCFC first team players Johnny Russell and Cyrus Christie attend Premier League Girls, a girls football session organised by Derby County Community Trust.

Premier League Girls, funded by its namesake, is a grassroots football project which aims to increase participation amongst women and girls aged 14-25 across the county. Sessions accommodate for all abilities and take place in venues across Derbyshire.


Throughout the afternoon the players got involved in the activity and even enjoyed a kick about with the girls that had come along. After the session both Johnny Russell and Cyrus Christie took plenty of time to answer the girl’s questions, sign autographs and pose for photos.

Following the session, Rams winger Russell said:

“It’s for the girls for us to come down, football is for everyone! From looking at the run the England women’s team had at the World Cup last year, it’s great to see the impact it has had on the sport and you can see more girls are wanting to play”

Derby County Community Trust, Women’s Football Co-ordinator, Laura Weston said:

“It was a great session and the girls all really enjoyed it. It was brilliant to see Johnny and Cyrus come along and engage with all the participants and show a real interest in grassroots Women’s football.”

Premier League Girls sessions take place across the county in the below venues each week:

Derby University Derby Moor

Da Vinci

West Park







Noel Baker


If you are interested in getting involved in girl’s football or are looking for more information please contact Laura Weston: [email protected] or call the office on 01332 667575.

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