UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is a huge opportunity for women and girls in Milton Keynes to engage in a healthy lifestyle through football.
More than that, we all know that physical activity has significant mental health benefits too.
Jon Wood, head of delivery at the Berks & Bucks FA, said: “Utilising the reach of this fantastic tournament, our legacy group has the chance to provide positive and accessible opportunities for women and girls to enjoy football.
“Ultimately, through providing these opportunities, I hope the tournament will bring our communities together and improve the lives of women and girls in Milton Keynes.”
Here’s what we aim to achieve within two years of the end of the tournament:
- Develop more competitive and recreational opportunities for girls aged 5-11 to play football.
- Increase the number of schools delivering girls’ football inside and outside the curriculum through Girls’ Football School Partnerships.
- Create more varied and accessible playing, coaching and refereeing opportunities to engage more women and girls, focusing on under-represented communities.
All leading to:
- Doubling the number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees.
- An inclusive football offering, with a minimum of 26 per cent of participants, coaches and referees from ethnically diverse communities.
- Establishing 22 new female-friendly school-club links by 2024.