UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is a huge opportunity for women and girls across Sussex to engage in a healthy lifestyle through football.
More than that, we all know that physical activity has significant mental health benefits too.
Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, said: “The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament brings a fantastic, major sporting event to our city for all to enjoy and we are proud to be a part of it.
“It also provides us with a unique and vital opportunity to raise the profile of women’s football in the city, and to encourage people to come together, get active and improve our health.”
Here’s what we aim to achieve within two years of the end of the tournament:
Increase the percentage of schools engaging in Girls’ Football School Partnerships across Sussex.
- Increase the number of women and girls aged 15+ playing affiliated football and retain those already engaged in the game.
- Create a sustainable and diverse workforce of female leaders, coaches, volunteers and referees from secondary schools, colleges and universities.
All leading to:
- Ninety per cent of primary and secondary school girls accessing girls’ football within – and beyond – the curriculum in Sussex through Girls’ Football School Partnerships by 2024.
- Two thousand women and girls aged 15+ playing affiliated football.
- Doubling the number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees to take the game forward across Sussex.