Month of free football sessions for girls and women

Sunday 31 May 2015
The FA has launched a month of free football sessions for girls and women
At the start of Women’s Sports Week and with the FIFA Women’s World Cup just days away, The FA has launched a month of free football sessions for girls and women.

England begin their quest for World Cup glory in Canada against France on 9 June knowing that the nations’ eyes are trained on their progress more than ever before.

And to reflect the growth in popularity of the game, The FA is offering a free session to girls and women across all three of its recreational football participation initiatives. These are:

FA Skills: After school football sessions for children aged between five and 11, ran by professional FA coaches. Sessions help develop children’s confidence, social skills fitness and technical ability.

Football Mash Up: Coaching sessions for those aged 12-17, designed to develop skills and fitness.

The FA Mars Just Play: Social football for adults – featuring kickabouts suitable for people of all levels of fitness and ability.

Women’s Sport Week (1-7 June 2015) is an opportunity for everybody involved with playing, delivering, leading or working in sport to celebrate, raise awareness and increase the profile of women’s sport across the UK. 

According to latest FA data, nearly 2.5 women and girls play football – and it is the number one team sport for women in the country. There are now 35,000 qualified female coaches and over 900 qualified female referees.

The FA’s Director of the National Game and Women’s Football Kelly Simmons said: “The profile of Women’s football has never been greater. 

"At the top of the game, the England team goes into the World Cup in great shape and The FA Women’s Super League continues to go from strength to strength.

“At grassroots level we are delighted with the progress being made. There is an array of exciting ways for girls and women of all ages to get into football. 

"So what better time to celebrate this by offering a free session across all of our football participation initiatives - with Women’s football front and centre on the world stage.”

To enquire or book a session please click here.

By FA Staff