UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is a huge opportunity for women and girls in London to engage in a healthy lifestyle through football.
More than that, we all know that physical activity has significant mental health benefits too.
Melanie Fontinelle, assistant director of leisure at Hounslow Council, said: “Hounslow is committed to supporting residents to be healthy and active.
“The tournament provides us with an opportunity to build engagement in a variety of ways, to ensure residents feel part of this fantastic event. Our residents can be proud to live and work in one of the host city boroughs.”
Chris Bunting, assistant director of leisure at Ealing Borough Council, added: “Our ambition is that UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will bring more sustainable footballing opportunities for women and girls of all ages and abilities to play, coach, officiate and volunteer and give us the opportunity to raise awareness and celebrate the event with our diverse communities.”
Meanwhile, Sarah Hawken, health improvement manager, Public Health – Community Wellbeing at Brent Council, said: “UEFA Women's EURO 2022 will be a significant and exciting event, and we are delighted to be working with The FA to ensure that all Brent residents feel part of it.”
Here’s what we aim to achieve within two years of the end of the tournament:
- Expand Weetabix Wildcats provision for girls aged 5-11 in schools, clubs and community hubs.
- Provide flexible opportunities for teenage girls and women to play football at times and places that suit them.
- Deliver a range of participation programmes targeted at under-represented groups.
All leading to:
- Twenty-four Wildcats providers offering more than 600 opportunities for girls to take part in football (from 15 to 24 providers).
- One hundred and seventy-five new female coaches and double the number of female referees.
- At least 20 new playing opportunities for women aged 16+ across competitive, recreational and disability football.