Bury Football Club is inviting children from the borough to visit Gigg Lane to watch an open training session this week.

The club, which played its first league-match at the stadium in four years last week, is inviting children and their parents for an evening training session on Thursday, July 13.

Doors will open from 6pm, with the team's session taking place from 6.30pm on the pitch lasting for approximately an hour.

After the session the club is giving children an opportunity to meet their favourite players and take photographs.

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The club will also be giving away 100 junior season tickets on the night, on a first come first serve basis.

It will also be hosting a prize draw, with the chance to win some top prizes including a new home and away shirt and a matchday mascot package.

Manager Andy Welsh said: “To all the schools, kids and parents, Bury FC are back and we would like to invite you to come and watch us train at Gigg Lane ahead of what promises to be an exciting season.

“Some of you will not have ever visited our home ground, so we are opening it up for you to come and meet me and my players, as well as the chance to win some great prizes.

“You are our future, our up-and-coming Junior Shakers. I look forward to welcoming you all as we continue to rebuild this community club.”

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Following a successful vote to merge Bury FC Supporters Society with Bury AFC’s Shaker’s Community Society, Bury Football Club have rejoined the league system and will take part in the 2023/2024 season.

The club played its first matches at Gigg Lane in four years last weekend - two pre-season friendlies against Bradford City FC on Saturday and Preston North End on Sunday.

The first match of the season takes place on Saturday, 29 July against Glossop North End.