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FA Girls' Football Week 10-16 Oct

4 October 2016

All you need to get involved is a football and some girls - That's It!

FA Girls’ Football Week is a national campaign to raise the profile of female football and support The FA’s aim to double the number of females playing football by 2020.

In April the first FA Girls’ Football Week of 2016 was held where more than 52,000 girls, double the original target of participants, took part in sessions delivered in schools, clubs, community groups and wider organisations across the country.

During FA Girls’ Football Week in October the whole country will gear up to encourage female-specific sessions in local clubs, schools and community groups.

These can be existing activities or new sessions to kickstart girls’ football. Clubs, schools, colleges and universities are encouraged to run anything from a football training session to a fun lesson on the beautiful game.

FA Girls’ Football week is an opportunity to showcase female football at every level.

For clubs it is a great opportunity to attract new players and volunteers. For schools, colleges and universities it is a great chance to get your students learning about football and actually giving it a go.

The type of activity you run during the week is completely up to you but to help you decide what to do we’ve created this guide and lots of other resources.

If you haven’t already, please register your FA Girls’ Football Week activity so we can send you the resources to support you during the week.

to download your registration form.


FA Girls’ Football Week is intended to be a celebration of female football. Anyone can get involved regardless of experience or knowledge of the game. We need every school, teacher, parent, and player to spread the word and get more girls than ever playing football this October.


• Run a football tournament for current and new players

• Invite new and existing players to a football festival

• Run ‘have a go’ sessions throughout the week at your club allowing new players to give football a try

• Visit your local schools and deliver taster sessions

• Hold a football party at your club

• Try Soccercise ( or football to music

• Invite all your existing players to bring a friend

• Fun festival activities to encourage new players and parents to come to the event such as face painting, a skills session or a player appearance

• Run a lunchtime football session

• Run a girls vs. staff penalty shootout session with a member of staff in goal

• Deliver a girls’ football assembly (resources available)

• Run ‘have a go’ sessions throughout the week at lunchtimes allowing new players to give football a try

• Hold a football party

• Try Soccercise ( or football to music

• Invite a local club to your institution to deliver sessions

• Run a festival

• Invite a player to do a Q&A

• Encourage senior students to plan a week of football for girls 4




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