Are you the next Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze or Eni Aluko?

Wednesday 16 Mar 2016
England's Lionesses have backed #WeCanPlay

Fancy becoming one of the next generation of Lionesses? Then sign up to your local girls' football team!

You could emulate the likes of England captain Steph Houghton, World Cup star Lucy Bronze and 150-cap legend Fara Williams by getting involved in the beautiful game.

Football is the No1 female team participation sport and The Football Association can help you on your way to becoming a future star.

Want to play football?

Then find a club near you!

Hot on the heels of England's success at the Women's World Cup - in which Mark Sampson's side finished third- the women's game has never been bigger.

And The FA is leading the way in promoting the fact that football is a sport everyone can enjoy – not just boys and men.

Kelly Simmons, FA director for participation and development, said: "Following the World Cup last summer, the profile and professionalism of the women’s game has never been greater.

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"The FA is doing its part to ensure the game is an attractive mass participation sport for girls and women, but we should ask why does society allow antiquated attitudes to persist?

"Let’s have an open and honest discussion – in doing so we want to shatter the myth that football is for boys and give thousands of girl the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful national game and all the benefits of taking part in team sports.

"Increasing girls’ confidence that football is a sport for them and showcasing positive role models – many of whom regularly feature on our TV screens thanks to the coverage of matches from BT Sport and the BBC – is crucial."

So if you’re a young girl and want to play football, find your local club and join in the fun today.

You can also search online for #WeCanPlay

By FA Staff