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 was at Wildcats, H remembers her – and now she’s playing for Crystal Palace girls. Alas, H couldn’t make it the week they filmed this, but she’s spotted all her football friends.
The FA want to get more girls participating in football by 2020 – and it’s getting closer. There are more opportunities out there, though there’s also the chance of funding being pulled in other areas – just look at Notts County Ladies for example. That’s why campaigns like Girls’ Football Week 2017 are important – we need everything that creates awareness out there.
Right now, 8 year old H is having a wonderful time playing each weekend. This weekend also has a chance to be a mascot for Crystal Palace Ladies. Keep an eye on my Instagram feed on Sunday! If everything goes to plan she’ll get to train with Crystal Palace Ladies, meet the team for Q&A’s, have photos and autographs, walk out with the team and have a brilliant time!
She Can Play is a new network of football centres set up by ex-player Kat Clifton. For more information head here.
For more information about Girls Football Week 2017 head over to the official website.
The FA has their For Girls website still going strong with lots of news and information as well as football skills.
More information about the SSE Wildcats sessions that run up and down the country are here.