MUM'S PLAY FOOTBALL LAUNCHES IN STAFFORDSHIRE
Over the festive period it was announced that Staffordshire FA are changing the make-up of Women’s Recreational Football for 2018. The purpose behind these changes hope to provide more ladies the opportunity to play football in relaxed, flexible environment.
We are pleased to announce the first of the new make-up, Mum’s Play Football.
This programme is designed to allow ladies the opportunity to try football for the first time, in a comfortable, relaxed and sociable environment. With fantastic results from a number of mum’s sessions previously held around the county, we are committed to providing further opportunities for all “soccer mums” in Staffordshire.
Stafford Soccer Mum’s were a group of mum’s that turned out each week to support their girls in the Staffordshire Girls and Ladies League. Having never kicked a ball before, the ladies decided to get themselves a pair of boots and give it a go. Now the ladies train weekly in a fun environment and are now playing matches against other mums in the county within the Staffordshire Ladies Over 30’s League.
Mum’s/Ladies Veterans football is growing rapidly and we are inviting all partners who are interested in delivering these sessions to apply to become a Mum’s Play Football Centre in Staffordshire for 2018. The application process is now open.
To download an application form please CLICK HERE. The deadline for all applications is Monday 29th January 2018.
Each successful centre will receive £300 as a start-up grant to aid the running and sustainability of the centre. The emphasis of these sessions should be Have Fun- Keep Fit- Make Friends and should target Mums/ Beginners (participants do not have to be Mums BUT MUST be 16 years+) and deliverers will be required to engage with 15 unique participants over 8 weekly Sessions. These can be Walking Football/ Soccercise/ Football sessions, and should allow the ladies to enjoy football in a sociable environment that suits them. Electronic promotional material will be provided by Staffordshire FA for all centre’s to amend and print/distribute as they see appropriate.
If you are interested in running/starting Mums sessions and would like to become a Mum’s Play Football Centre, please complete the application form by Monday 29th January and return to Bethan.Woolley@StaffordshireFA.com.
All successful applicants will be notified by Monday 5th February.
Sessions should begin no later than Monday 2nd April.