Girls and women across the country are being encouraged to play football as part of FA Girls’ Football Week which runs from 10-16 October.
The weeks are being delivered in partnership with the Independent Schools FA, English Schools FA, Association of Colleges Sport, British Universities and Colleges Sport, the Premier League and the English Football League.
On Sunday 16th October, we are asking all young girls who would like to get into football, or just be part of a fun activity with friends at Pirelli FC, in Carlisle, to enjoy a girls-only session for the local community. The event will be arranged and hosted by Pirelli FC.
Kelly Simmons, FA director of football participation and development, said: “After the success of our last week in April, it’s important that we continue to build on this in October. “The FA has committed to doubling female football participation by 2020 and events such as this are key to meeting these targets. “We’re encouraging as many further and higher educational institutions as possible, along with schools,
“We’re encouraging as many further and higher educational institutions as possible, along with schools, clubs and other organisations to put on sessions and give more women and girls the chance to play football.
“Hopefully these will prove popular and will continue to run throughout the academic year, giving people the opportunity to play regularly and enjoy their football, which we know is crucial to increasing participation.”
To find out more about FA Girls’ Football Week please get in touch with us, or visit www.FAgirlsfootballweek.com.