Loreto College competing against Salford City College in the 2016/17 UniCollege Women's County Cup Final at Wright Robinson.

Women's Football

Join our squad!

Find out about local opportunities to play, coach, referee and volunteer in football. Within Greater Manchester we have over 50 women's teams.

Whether you're a beginner trying football for the first time, want to play at a high level or maybe you're getting back into the game, we can signpost you towards the right opportunity.

Manchester FA initiatives supporting Women's Football include:

Club and League Support
Women’s Recreational Football League (October to May)
Women’s Summer Football League (June to August)

Manchester FA work with leagues, clubs and providers to engage female participants at every level of the game. Here you will find information on local opportunities within women and girls leagues, small sided football and coaching, refereeing and volunteering opportunities across Greater Manchester.

Greater Manchester Women’s Football League provides the pathway into women’s football, by offering a two division county league structure which enables teams progressing from junior football to play within division two, and more established women's teams to compete within division one. The league is also the entry point for new teams and is the first step within the women’s football pyramid. The league is played on Sunday afternoon’s and runs additional cup competition’s to enable teams to play as many games as possible throughout the season.

Looking for Small Sided or recreational formats?

Manchester FA recently launched a new Recreational Women’s League which provides 7-a-side football for women on Tuesday evening’s. You can enter the league as a team or as an individual - where we can add you into an existing team. For more information, contact our Recreational Football Development Officer, Sarah Venning.

Where can I find my local team?

You can find information on all Women and Girls’ teams on the 'Find a Club' function, or alternatively you can contact our Women and Girls Football Development Officer, Kath Jones, her details are adjacent to this.

Other areas to look at are The FA's 'Gameplan for Growth' as well as our most senior side in Manchester City Women.

Find out more about our County Cup competition!

To speak to somebody at Manchester FA, contact:

Kath Jones
Football Development Officer
(Women's & Girls')
0161 225 1966

The offices at the Manchester Tennis & Football Centre are open Monday-Friday (8am-8pm) and Saturdays (9am-2pm).

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