Increasing Female Participation
The first week, which is focused on encouraging primary and secondary schools to put on football sessions for girls, will take place from Monday 25 April. The second, 10-16th October, will aim at raising participation at higher and further education establishments.
Clubs, community groups, wider educational establishments and other organisations are also being invited to run female-specific sessions during the week. From lunch time tasters, to after school clubs and full blown football festivals there’s lots of ways to get involved!
In 2015, more than 16,000 people took part in the event, over triple the original target. It is aimed that 17,340 girls aged five to 16 will take part in the first week, a 20 per cent increase on 2015. This gives females the opportunity to try football for the first time or to re-engage those that might have been tempted away from the sport.
The weeks are being delivered in partnership with Independent Schools FA, English Schools FA, Association of Colleges Sport, British Universities and Colleges Sport, the Premier League and the Football League.
Register & Promote
The FA is offering free-to-use resources to participating schools and institutions, which include session guides and promotional materials. This can be accessed by registering your session by clicking HERE.
Football is the largest female team sport in England, with more than 2.89 million players. There are also more than 5,900 women’s and girls’ teams playing affiliated club football.
For more information please visit www.thefa.com/womens or www.thefa.com/girlsfootballweek.
Remember every organisation that wishes to hold an activity, regardless of size, are asked to register their interest. On completion, you will receive free helpful promotional materials and ideas and tips on activities that you can run. The documents below are an idea of what is on offer.
If you have any questions regarding the week or registration process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org