Girls gather at the Football Development Centre in Norwich.
Thursday, 23 February, 2012
Claire Rafferty and Sarah Quantrill cheered the hoards of young players.
Earlier this week, The FA’s 2012 Girls’ Football Festivals, supported by Continental Tyres, Sport England and UEFA, visited the Football Development Centre in Norwich.
More than 200 girls took part in the Festival accompanied by FA Women's Super League (FA WSL) players Claire Rafferty and Sarah Quantrill of Chelsea Ladies, who met the girls, signed autographs and had their photos taken with the participants.
The free training day led by FA coaches aimed at encouraging girls to participate in football, included interactive games and competitions, the ContiWarmUp programme, skills and drills with FA qualified coaches, mini matches and prizes, goodies and giveaways for all.
Quantrill said: “It was great to see so many girls of all abilities playing football. Having grown up in Norwich it’s amazing to see a festival like giving the local girls a chance to develop their skills with FA skilled coaches."
Tim Bailey, Continental Tyres Communications Manager, said: "I am delighted with both number of girls attending and also the level of coaches provided by the Norfolk FA. I am very much looking forward to the remaining events in the season."
The next Festival will take place on Saturday 25 February in Manchester.
For more information please visit: www.TheFA.com/GirlsFootball
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