March is female football focus month!
After the success of #FutsalFeb, we’re casting our next spotlight on the female game in Greater Manchester for the whole month of March.
In a month that includes International Women’s Day on the 8th March, several county-wide female tournaments, Lionesses fixtures at the SheBelieves Cup and Mother’s Day on the 31st, the month of March will be a true celebration of the female game and the hard work done by volunteers, coaches, referees and players in Manchester.
Katherine Jones, Football Development Officer for Women & Girls, explains: “2019 is a huge year for women’s football and we’re really excited to be celebrating the female game this March. We will be covering our regular and special events across the month, as well as speaking to individuals involved in the women’s game and what their role sees the getting up to. We will also tie in with the Lionesses and be running competitions on our social media channels on selected Fridays across the month.
The FA’s aim is to double participation and raise the profile of the female game, and on a county level, we have a responsibility to drive this from within grassroots football. With the growing success of the Lionesses and the exposure of professional women’s football in this country, we join the dots so that young girls can see that there are huge opportunities in the game for them, whether that be as players, coaches, referees or staff.”
We’ll be bringing you coverage of all the action on our social media channels, which you can find here: Facebook, Twitter and on our website. Make sure to follow us so you don’t miss any of it!
We’ll be using the hashtag #MFAFFF (Manchester FA Female Football Focus) for the whole month, so be sure to use this to join in the conversation.