Following the launch of the Women’s Recreational Programme in Staffordshire, over 250 females across the county have been involved in the beautiful game – and this year Staffordshire FA’s Mums Play initiative is to form part of the FA Mars Just Play programme.
Mums Play is a new, exciting opportunity for women across Staffordshire to have fun, keep fit and make new friends through football.
Launched following consultations with players in 2018, the Staffordshire FA Mums Play initiative is designed to allow all ladies the opportunity to try football for the first time. Whether you are a ‘soccer mum’ taking your children to training, a female looking for a new and enjoyable way to keep fit, or a player looking to return to a fun format of football – Mums Play provides the perfect foundation.
Staffordshire FA is now looking for more organisations or groups to deliver the Mums Play programme.
Could you deliver? Do you know a group of females aged 16 or above who may be interested in starting a session?
Mums Play is an all-year-round programme of weekly sessions, with a target of 16 participants aged 16 and over per-session.
In return for delivering the Mums Play sessions, you will receive:
- Kit and equipment (bibs, balls, cones and banners)
- A digital library of assets
- Organisers’ Nike kit (e.g. raincoat, top, tracksuit)
- Events platform booking system (fully GDPR compliant)
- Rewards and recognition (Just Play Awards)
- National promotion and support on www.thefa.com as well as www.staffordshirefa.com
- £200 in funding
For more information, please contact Bethan Wooley via firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to apply to become a Mums Play centre. Just follow the ‘Just Play’ application.
“It’s amazing…it gets me out of the house, but works around my work and childcare commitments. It’s improved my fitness whilst giving me the opportunity to meet new people and enjoy a sport I previously felt excluded from.” – Theresa
“I was tired of just standing on the side-lines. Now, I could never give it up. It is making me healthier, it’s great fun and I’m part of a large group of friends.” – Ellie
“It’s a dream for a child of the 70s to be able to do what I could only previously watch from a segregated playground.” - Debs