Football, in Particular, Women’s Football

Things have changed so much in women’s football over the last year. Was it really this time last year H was doing Wildcats football sessions every week? Those stopped. You only get funding from SSE for a certain amount of time, so our popular sessions were pulled and moved further away; so we stopped because […]

Girls’ Football Week 6-12 November 2017!

It’s Girls’ Football Week 2017 from the 6-12th November. So that’s NOW! Girls’ Football Week 2017 celebrates all things girls and football – so that’s us back again supporting it. H loves playing football every week with Crystal Palace Wildcats. I’m so glad we started doing the sessions. This video is Sara’s story – she […]

Keeping Warm While Watching Football

It’s that time of year, the leaves are falling, nights are getting darker and the days are getting colder. The football season has also started – we’re well into the new season now. As I’m not participating and am just a spectator it’s important I’m keeping warm. After all, warm clothes and standing around watching […]

We’re Cheering England in the Football!

Are you watching the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 Finals? We are – all the games are on Eurosport so we’ve been watching a LOT of football. England are on a roll – we won all the matches in the group stage (which was pretty tense at times) setting up a Quarter Final with France. Women’s […]

FA Girls’ Football Week Euro Celebrations

Girls’ Football Week Euro Celebrations are happening NOW! Girls’ Football Week Euro Celebrations are happening at the same time as the UEFA Women’s European Finals this year. England’s Lionesses are one of the favourites to win the UEFA Women’s European finals too. We beat Scotland the other night 6-0, and tomorrow night face Spain. FA […]

Women’s Football, A Bit of Opinion

I’ve loved football for as long as I can remember. I was never taken to a game by my parents – I took them to theirs. The only reason for that was my younger sister being a ball girl. My teams are Tottenham and York City, my main and home team. I have suitably brainwashed […]

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football with Crystal Palace FC

Football is for everyone. Over the course of this summer SSE and the FA have created training sessions in conjunction with several football clubs around the country. These are sessions exclusively for girls, SSE Wildcats clubs. As part of our FA Project with Britmums we signed up with the group at Crystal Palace. Have fun, […]

Girls’ Football Week 2016

Girls’ Football Week 2016 is back – starting next week, Monday 25th April to Sunday 1st May. Girls’ Football Week 2016 comes from the FA, and is set up to encourage girls to get involved with the beautiful game. There was a similar event last year which we covered here. We’ve had a quiet start to […]

The FA Launches Girls Football Week 2015

Today the FA has launched Girls Football Week 2015 – running until the 11th October 2015. Girls Football Week 2015 is an initiative to encourage schools to create more female football training sessions. It is being delivered in partnership with Independent Schools FA, English Schools FA, Association of Colleges Sport and British Universities and Colleges Sport. […]

H Loves Football – and We Can Play

The FA has launched a new campaign, We Can Play. We can play is a new campaign from The FA. When you’re in my vicinity and share living space with me, there isn’t a lot of choice – football is a part of it. When Shaun first came to the UK we saw York City play – […]