The FA wants to get 120,000 more girls playing football on the back of the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 win – and for those seeking to lace up locally, the Herald has compiled a list of girls’ teams in the area.
Following the England women’s team’s victory at Wembley last Sunday, even the Queen announced the side has “set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations”.
And the FA now plans to get 120,000 more girls playing football in wake of the Lionesses’ success, unveiling plans to boost grassroots football and inclusion over the next 18 months.
But handily for girls and women looking to join a football club locally, there are already many existing options, some of which are:
Weetabix Wildcats programme
Non-competitive programme for children aged five to 11 to start playing football for fun (run by the FA).
Badshot Lea FC
- Little Strikers (mixed ages 4-7)
- Year R-6
- Badshot Lea Ladies’ Team
- U8, U10, U12, U14, U16
- Senior age groups (Hampshire County Women’s Football League)
Farnham Town FC
- Mini monsters (mixed ages 4-6)
- Girls’ development programme year R-6
- JPL League team U14/U16
- Girls U7-U13
- Women’s team
Haslemere Town FC
- Mini kickers (Year R-1 age- mixed or girls only)
- Girls’ teams U6-17 YFC
Call: 07853 124275 (mini kickers) or 07766 082968 (girls’ YFC), or email the club secretary at [email protected]
- Ladies’ team
Churt Girls Football Club
- Churt Ladies
- Teams U7-U15
- Development sessions: Year 1- Year 9 age
Elstead Sharks FC
- Mixed teams: Reception-U18, no trials
- Girls’-only teams: U11-U14, no trials