This summer we have working with the FA with the aim to increase the visibility of girls and women football we thought you would love to know some of the options open to you this summer.
Fizz has attended a Wildcats session over in Horsham and she really enjoyed it. We found that these sessions were really fab and giving Fizz a start in the game. She learnt techniques and the beginnings of forming a team, team work as well as scoring a goal! It was all great fun and cemented the fact that she now wants to play locally in a team.
Since starting her journey into girls Football our school have started to offer a weekly football session with Albion In The Community. Although we would have loved to continue with Wildcats the 2 train journey to Horsham each week is a bit difficult especially when we have to work around 2 toddlers. When the school announced that these session would be happening after school once a week Fizz was super happy! She’s even convinced other kids to sign up so will be joined by 3 girls from her class and 2 siblings of those children too. The cost is £45 a term and is an hour long after school session from September until Christmas so brilliant value for money too.
I have been really encouraged by being invited by this whole experience. It has given both myself, Fizz and her dad a guide into Girl’s and Women’s football so that we have gone to search locally for what is available to us. Something we hadn’t really considered before even thought Fizz had been asking for a while to join the school team.We have watched some really inspirational women play during this time and it really has had a positive impact on Fizz (even down to eating habits too!). She can’t wait to go kit shopping for September and has been taking her Wildcats Football out at every opportunity giving the local boys a run for their money to score goals!
I am hopeful for a super keen footballer on Team McCann! Also in local news recently it has been reported that the local women’s team in Lewes have their salary matching the men’s team. The story reported on Sky Sports says that they hope that this is the start of bringing an equality blueprint to football! I think this is amazing!
Let me know if you have attended any of the local events and if your little one loves football do share with me more about it!
To find out where your local sessions are, please visit http://www.fagirlsfootballweek.com.