Colleges celebrate Girls’ Football Week
Last week was FA Girls’ Football Week – a national campaign to get as many girls as possible playing the game. It’s a great opportunity to get active, meet new friends and have fun.
This year the FA teamed up with Disney to inject some extra excitement into the week.
Here’s what some of our colleges and SSE Wildcats Centres did to celebrate the week.
Tyne Metropolitan College hosted a primary girls fun football festival, in partnership with North Shields Juniors AFC and John Spence Community High School.
More than 250 girls enjoyed a carousel of football-themed fun games and activities, face painting, hula hooping and dancing.
The activities were delivered by volunteers from the NESA Women’s Football Academy at Tyne Met College, North Shields Juniors AFC, John Spence Community High ‘Game of Our Own’ volunteers, with 32 volunteers in total contributing to the day.
Hannah Marshall, Sport Development Officer at Tyne Met College said: “Throughout the day we had 251 young girls playing football and having fun with their friends, which was absolutely amazing to see!
“What is even more pleasing is that 242 of them aren’t currently playing any form of FA affiliated football, in a grassroots club or wildcats centre. Hopefully we will be able to provide an exit route for them in our FA SSE Wildcats Centre!”
Proud to support @NU_Foundation #GirlsFootballWeek Primary Girls Festival today with students from @TynemetSport & @NorthUniSport working together to inspire the next generation of female footballers 🙌🏻⚽️🦁 pic.twitter.com/s6VbdYHqlS
— TyneMetNESA (@TyneMetNESA) April 26, 2018
SGS College, Bristol
— SGS College SSE Wildcats Centre (@SGS_SSEWildcats) April 27, 2018
Women and Girls Football Apprentice Melanie Keith hosted a festival for four local schools. In total she managed to get more than 150 girls to play, with several of them having never kicked a ball before.
Another successful college festival – the last of this academic year! Good luck to those moving on! Congratulations to @EcclesSFCollege who were today’s winners! #GirlsFootballWeek ⚽️🏆 pic.twitter.com/v9K1YcEtqf
— Manchester FA W&G (@MFA_WG) April 25, 2018
Milton Keynes College
The FA initiative heads to @MKcollege – Our very own Sports Development Team and Leadership Academy students worked in partnership with Berks & Bucks County FA today where 7 schools and 110 female participants took part in the national campaign #girlsfootballweek pic.twitter.com/ReGheB7PqX
— MKC LeadershipAcademy (@MKC_MKLA) April 23, 2018