Girls’ Football

We have teamed up with the FA and the Youth Sport Trust to part of the national Girls Football School Partnership programme supported by Barclays.

Our role will be to provide strategic leadership to;

  • help create the opportunity for every girl to have equal access to football in school by 2024
  • embed a connected infrastructure to ‘mainstream’ girls’ football
  • create sustainable transformational change for a generation of females

The national ambition is that by 2024:

  • 75% of schools across the country having girls’ football on their curriculum
  • 90% of schools providing curricular and/or extra-curricular girls football provision

We will be working with local partners Norfolk FA, Active Norfolk and Primary and Secondary schools across Norwich to contribute towards achieving equal opportunities for girls to access football.

To do this we will be offering a range of exciting opportunities in the following areas:

  • Curriculum – Supporting the delivery of football within the PE curriculum in schools
  • Participation – Providing more opportunities for girls to play football outside of PE lessons
  • Competition – Increasing the opportunities for girls to compete in football
  • Leadership – Inspiring the next generation of football leaders
  • Football Pledge – An opportunity for schools to sign up to pledge their support for providing equal opportunities for girls in football.

The programme is also supported by Disney and will give schools access to a range of exciting resources themed around some of the latest Disney franchises. Resources will include;

  • The FA Shooting Stars (Primary)
    • Active Play Through Storytelling – has been developed to support girls aged 5-8 in developing their physical literacy, speaking and listening skills through creative play and storytelling. The resources are designed to achieve the learning objectives based on Key Stage 1 Literacy and PE.
    • Girls Football Club – has been developed to truly capture the imagination of Primary age girls, using super-human powers, high-tech gadgets and superheroes. There are resources available for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
  •  Game of Our Own (Secondary)
    • Game of Our Own:Teacher – supports teacher to engage girls’ in curriculum PE
      through a life skills approach, using football as the vehicle.
    • Game of Our Own:Leadership – encourages and offers girls the opportunity to learn to lead and then practice their leadership skills by delivering opportunities for their peers to participate in football.

These programmes are in addition to our existing programmes, including

  • Girls and Mixed Football Development Leagues
  • Norfolk School Games Girls Football Competition

For more information about the Girls Football School Partnership programme and to access a range of excellent resources visit the Girls Football in Schools website.