Give football a go in Cambridgeshire this Girls' Football Week - with some added Disney magic
Today marks the launch of FA Girls’ Football Week, Monday 23 – Sunday 29 April 2018, with activities taking place across Cambridgeshire. The nationwide initiative will give girls aged 5 – 11 the opportunity to play football, inspired by some iconic Disney characters.
Sessions will take place at:
Cambourne Utd FC
Saturday 28th April, 9-10am
Cambourne Sports Centre, Back Lane, CB23 6FY
Cambridge United FC
Monday 23rd April, 5-6pm
Bottisham VC, Lode Road, CB25 9DL
Cottenham United Colts FC
Wednesday 25th April, 3:15-5pm
Cottenham Primary School, Lambs Lane, CB24 8JG
Milton Colts FC
Saturday 28th April, 2-3pm
North Lodge Park, Milton, CB24 6UB
Soham United Youth FC
Thursday 26th April, 6-7pm
Qua Fen, Soham, CB7 5DQ
Cambridge City Girls FC
Friday 27th April, 5:30-6:30pm
Trumpington Community College, Lime Avenue, CB2 9FS
March Soccer School
Tuesday 24th April, 6:30-7:30pm
Estover Road, March, PE15 8SF
Newmarket Town LFC
Wednesday 25th April, 6:30-7:30pm
Cricket Field Road, Newmarket, CB8 8BG
The week aims to inspire girls across all levels of ability to play football and get active, with an added sprinkle of Disney magic and storytelling. Sessions delivered by FA approved organisations will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of football, build key social skills and offer fun team-building exercises.
Girls of all ages are encouraged to sign up to Girls’ Football Week with a variety of sessions on offer.
The football resources created by The FA include Disney-inspired drills featuring strong, determined and mould-breaking characters, who take their destiny into their own hands and follow their dreams, including Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled, Moana from Disney’s Moana, and Judy Hopps from Disney’s Zootropolis. The drills will feature in the packs being distributed to schools, clubs and homes, aiming to inspire girls to try football, meet new friends and stay active, as well as to empower girls and build their self-confidence.
As well as getting the chance to play, girls who sign-up to take part will be provided with an official FA and Disney participation certificate and a 20 per cent discount voucher to use in Disney stores.
Kelly Simmons, FA Participation and Development Director, added: “Girls’ Football Week is focused on inspiring a new generation of girls to get active and fall in love with football. Football can offer these girls so much; from sheer enjoyment, to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and making friends. Girls’ Football Week is a central part of our plans – via The Gameplan for Growth - to double the number of females playing the game by 2020.”
To launch the week, Disney and The FA brought to life the stories of three aspiring players from Coalville Town Football Club in a short film, showing how they have taken inspiration on the pitch from the bold and adventurous Disney characters. You can watch the video here and for more information and to find a session near you visit www.FAGirlsFootballWeek.com