Female Football Focus Month

Female Football Focus Month

In line with the upcoming Women's World Cup during July, we are running numerous events focusing on driving opportunities for females in football.

On the 22nd July, the Lionesses will kick off their World Cup 2023 campaign in Australia. Throughout this month, we want to bring the excitement of the tournament to home soil, with numerous events across Greater Manchester. The focus is around increasing education on the Women & Girls game and creating opportunities to get females involved in football.

Alongside this, we will also be releasing a NEW episode of our ‘Role Models’ series on YouTube throughout each week in July. The series started before the 2022 Euros and has continued as part of the legacy of the tournament. In upcoming episodes, we will be talking to an inspiring role model from Greater Manchester, who is involved in a specific area across the game and celebrating their success in football. 

We will also be re-sharing across social media how YOU can get involved in football, within Greater Manchester!

Upcoming Women & Girls Events:

Monday 3rd July: Maximising Performance in Female Players

We are offering a free CPD for parents, players, coaches & volunteers that would like to develop their knowledge in order to maximise performance in female players. This will be open to all genders. We will be joined by GR Physio who will be able to take you through the menstrual cycle and how you can adapt your training to maximise performance and also discuss the prevalence of ACL injuries in female players. Our invited experts will be able to explain how you can use science to maximise your female players performance as well as give you best practice to take back to your clubs.

The workshop will be taking place on Monday 3rd July 2023 at Hotel Football, M16 0SZ, 6:30pm - 9pm.

Maximising Performance in Female Players

Monday 10th July: Stepping Over The Sidelines Workshop 
The FA ‘Stepping Over The Sidelines’ workshops are for women and girls of all ages and backgrounds who would like to get into volunteering and coaching within football. This programme is designed to allow women with transferrable skills and expertise from other backgrounds to inspire change within the youth game.
Your valuable insight from experiences outside of football may just be the advice our girls' youth team needs to progress their development and feel inspired to influence change within the game. You don’t have to be an expert to help our girls' youth teams gain confidence, learn new skills, and absorb some of your knowledge to further their growth through coaching.

The workshop will be taking place on Monday 10th July at AFC Urmston Meadowside, M41 8QA, 6pm - 9pm

Manchester FA Stepping Over the Sidelines Workshop

Sunday 16th July: North West Female Coach Conference 

Together with The FA Women's High Performance Centre, Cheshire, Lancashire, Liverpool and Manchester County FA's are teaming up to deliver a North West Female Coaches Conference. For just £10 you will be able to access a whole day tailored to developing, inspiring and connecting current and aspiring female coaches within the North West. 

It is open to all active female coaches as well as females aspiring to begin their coaching journey. You must be based within Cheshire, Lancashire, Liverpool or Manchester to attend and be at least 16 years old. The day will feature a series of workshops delivered by experienced and well-known coaches within the game. The event aims to inspire females within the North West coaching network and bring likeminded coaches together to observe some high-level coaches in action and the chance to network with other coaches from across the North West.

The event will be taking place at Leigh Sports Village, WN7 4JY, 10am - 4:30pm

Manchester County FA | North West Female Coaches Conference

Thursday 20th July & Sunday 23rd July: Female Referee Course 

Pre-booked Female Referee Course at Swinton FC.

Saturday 22nd July: Big Football Day (Lionesses first group game)

Big Football Day will be here, and this is your official invite to be a part of it. Join us to celebrate England kicking off their Women’s World Cup campaign, with your very own Big Football Day event. From football taster sessions for all, to watch parties to see the action unfold – bring the festival vibes to your community.

Don’t think about it for too long because we have some incredible festival packs for those that sign up early. From bunting and banners to foam fingers, transfer tattoos and face paint – act now so you don’t miss out.


Saturday 29th July: See It To Be It Festival

Manchester FA are returning with a Community day that will see teams from across our member clubs compete in a fun tournament. We would love to see as many of our clubs there as possible. It will be a great opportunity to chat with our team at Manchester FA about the brilliant work happening in your club as well as playing some football! The cost to enter will be £30 per team.

The tournament takes place at Beech Farm Playing Fields, M27 0NH

See It To Be It Festival