Mums Can Play Football In Staffordshire
Have Fun - Keep Fit - Make Friends
Ladies of All Ages Across Staffordshire Have An Exciting, New Opportunity To Have Fun, Keep Fit, And Make Friends Through Football.
Since 2017, Staffordshire has witnessed over 160 ladies between the ages of 18 and 67 lace up their boots to begin or return to football in a fun and enjoyable environment.
The Staffordshire FA worked in partnership with This Girl Can and Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent, to create an environment that was comfortable, enjoyable and flexible to cater the needs of Staffordshire’s diverse female community. Following player consultation, Staffordshire FA launched the new Mums Play Football initiative for 2018. This programme is designed to allow all ladies the opportunity to try football for the first time, or perhaps return to the game after years of not playing. Whether you are a “soccer mum” taking your children to training, a female looking for a new and enjoyable way to keep fit, or looking to return to a fun format of football, Mums Play Football provides the perfect foundation.
Theresa Hilton, who began playing football last year as her daughter joined the Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre initiative, loves how the new format fits around her commitments. “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."
The Staffordshire Mums Play League is now ran by the Staffordshire Girls and Ladies Football League (SGLFL), with 12 teams currently involved with fixtures taking place on Thursday evenings in Cannock. We are also looking to expand and set up new opportunities in Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme, so please get in touch if you or your club may be interested in setting up a new Mums Play session.
To find out how you can get involved, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org