Girls Football Week October 2016

Girls Football Week continues to grow

This year’s second FA Girls’ Football Week has exceeded target registration numbers a month ahead of the event.

31,126 girls and women have signed up to play football as part of the week - 9,000 more than the original target of 22,000.

The week takes place from 10-16 October 2016.

In April more than 52,000 girls took part in the first week’s activities in sessions delivered in schools, clubs, community groups and wider organisations across the country, double the original target of participants.

Organisations can still register via where they will be able to access a range of materials including session plans and ideas and promotional tools.

Kelly Simmons, FA director of football participation and development, said: “These figures demonstrate just how much appetite there is to get more women and girls playing football.

“With a month to go, we’re confident that we can get even more organisations and academic institutions signed up to take part and hopefully continue to run football sessions throughout the rest of the year.”

Football is the largest female team sport in England with more than 2.89m players. There are more than 5,900 women’s and girls’ teams playing affiliated club football.

For further information about Women's and Girls' football in Wiltshire please contact our Development Team on 01793 486047 /


Girls across the UK will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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