The FA launches Shooting Stars programme in over 1,200 primary schools across England

Wednesday 29 Jan 2020
Over 1,200 primary schools will roll out The FA's Shooting Stars programme

What is The FA’s Shooting Stars?

The FA’s Shooting Stars inspired by Disney and working in collaboration with the Youth Sport Trust and the National Literacy Trust, uses Disney storytelling to inspire girls to get physically active.

The FA’s Shooting Stars takes the form of two programmes:

The FA’s Shooting Stars Active Play Through Storytelling inspired by Disney

This programme aims to capture Key Stage 1 (5-7 years old) girls’ imaginations while developing their fundamental movement and speaking and listening skills. Supported by the National Literacy Trust, these sessions also provide the opportunity to achieve the learning objectives which are based on the national curriculum for Key Stage 1 English and PE.

The FA’s Shooting Stars Girls’ Football Club inspired by Disney

This programme is targeted at girls in Key Stage 2 (7-11 years old) and uses storytelling to advance their journey into a girls-only after school club, where they will learn basic footballing skills while engaging in imaginative play.

How can I get involved?

Schools can access our free resources today, which allows every school across England to sign up and deliver the two Shooting Stars training programmes.

Are you a parent and wanting your daughter to get involved? Please speak to your school to find out if they are currently taking part. If not, please direct them to the resource link below to find out more:

Find out more


By FA Staff