Want more girls football for your pupils?
There are a number of ways you can get more girls playing football within your schools, whether that internally, externally, or at celebratory events.
Whether you are delivering girls football as a curricular or extra-curricular activity there are many ways we could support you or your pupils to sustained participation in football and encourage healthy lifestyles through football. Through working with your School Games organiser and local Schools Sports Partnership you could be eligible to enter a team into the Staffordshire School Games Competition.
Girls Football Primary School Delivery Programme
Following on from last year’s successful partnership with Staffordshire University, for the 17/18 season we have extended our exciting opportunity in girls’ football delivery. Off the back of this and following on from the success of the programme we ran last year, we will be working with Staffordshire University and hopefully further partners to provide 6 week blocks of FREE girls’ football delivery with qualified football coaches. This is open to all primary schools, all you need to do is return the application form.
These football sessions can be delivered during lunch time, curriculum time or after school, although our coaches will have busy schedules we will try and fit in your preferred delivery time as best as possible. The target ages are 5-11, and these must be girls only sessions. We are targeting schools that don’t have any girls’ football provision, but will try and accommodate all schools where possible.
Each pupil that receives Girls Football Delivery on this programme will receive a voucher for 2 FREE SSE Wildcats’ Girls Football Club Sessions.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs are a new FA Initiative that was rolled out in 2017 which allows girls to enjoy football in a fun and safe environment. We have 7 centres in the county and these vouchers will be accepted at all centres;
- Staffordshire University, Stoke – Friday 6-7PM
- Newcastle Town – Saturday 10AM-12PM
- Stafford College – Monday 6-7PM
- Active Lives Education – Monday
- Pelsall Villa Colts – Tuesday 6-7PM/ Saturday 9-10AM
- Walsall Girls – Tuesday 6-7PM
- Wyrley Juniors – Tuesday 6-7PM
Take a look at how schools can get involved
Every year the FA host their national FA Girls Football Week campaign, meaning schools can get involved to run girls football sessions, and join the movement of increasing the amount of girls playing football during that week. If you are a teacher and would be delivering these sessions, with little knowledge on how to deliver a football session, we run a number of FA Level One Coaching Courses throughout the year that could be suitable.
In partnership with our Community Trusts a number of schools in key locations within Stafforshire could be eligible to Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League For Girls Delivery, these programmes aim to get more girls playing football in a school environment through the support of the Premier League, Football League and Professional Clubs.
On top of this, as a County FA we look to support the transition of girls playing football in a school environment into a club environment- to support this an provide additional playing experiences, the Staffordshire FA often host Girls Football Festivals in partnership with the FA and their female football partner Continental Tyres.
Take a look at Staffordshire's 2016 festival which took place at The National Football Centre, St. George's Park: