Girls’ Football springs up across Manchester!

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Girls across Manchester will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

The programme will see 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England this spring, each run in conjunction with the local County FA and their key partners. The move will provide girls aged from 5 to 11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment over a minimum 16 week period.

The project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.

The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will run in the spring and through to the summer on a weekly basis, either at weekends, after school or during the evening. Parents and carers who attend with the girls will also have the optional opportunity to take part in football-related fitness sessions at the same time as the girls.

For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs, please contact them directly on the information provided below, or get in touch with Katherine.Jones@manchesterfa.com

Kath had this to say about the announcement: "The sessions will provide a fantastic opportunity to engage girls in a fun environment, enabling them to try football for the first time with their friends.

"The programme is unique as all of the Clubs will be brand new and girls can play within the sessions without the pressure to move directly into a team, which can be daunting. We hope to engage up to 200 new participants across the six Clubs and will complete the programme with a series of festivals alongside the Women’s EURO Finals."

All the information you need...


South Manchester Girls Football League

Woodsend Park Playing Fields, M41 8GZ
Running every Saturday from Saturday 11 March through to June.
petedyer222@btinternet.com | @SMGFL2003

Manchester Respect League
Armitage Sports Centre, M14 6HE
Sessions start on Sunday 26 March from 1-2pm.
(Jane) didsburygirlsfooty@outlook.com or 07745844394 | @RLsoccersundays

Droylsden Juniors FC
Droylsden JFC, Lewis Road, M43 6NR
Sessions start on Sunday 16 April from 10-11.30am.
jimmythepost@aol.com or 0161 370 1502

Curzon Ashton FC
Tameside Stadium, OL7 9HG
Sessions start on Thursday 6 April from 5-6pm.
mark@curzon-ashton.co.uk or 0161 330 6033 | @CurzonYouth

Winton Wanderers
Trafford Soccerdome (Powerleague), M17 8DD
Sessions start on Sunday 9 April from 10-11am.
misskirstyjennings@yahoo.co.uk or 07527936404@wintonwanderers

Oldham Futsal Arena
Oldham College, Rochdale Road, Oldham, OL9 6AA
Sessions start on Sunday 26 March from 10-11am.
(Marcel & Butch) oldhamfutsalarena@gmail.com or 0161 785 5599 | @FutsalOldham

Cost (if any) is specific to each session. Remember to take advantage and get involved!