Give football a go in Berks & Bucks this Girls' Football Week with some added Disney magic!
Give football a go in Berks & Bucks this Girls Football Week with some added Disney magic
Football sessions with a sparkle of Disney magic
Today marks the launch of FA Girls’ Football Week, Monday 23 – Sunday 29 April 2018, with activities taking place across Berks & Bucks. The nationwide initiative will give girls aged 5 – 11 the opportunity to play football, inspired by some iconic Disney characters.
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 open sessions on offer.
Monday 23rd April Conniburrow Utd FC - CCAMK14 7DX(Grass)Taster 18:00 - 19:00Age 5-11 Flackwell Heath Minors FCHP10 9JZ(Grass)Other17:00 - 18:00Age 5-11 Sandhurst Town Boys &Girls FCGU42 9BJ(Grass) Other 08:00 - 08:00 Age 5-5
Sandhurst Town Boys & Girls FCGU42 9BJ (Grass)Other08:00 - 08:00 Age 5-5
Tuesday 24th April Abingdon YouthOX14 5TJ(Grass)18:00 - 08:00 Age 5-11 AFC ReadingRG6 7DG(Grass)Taster 18:00 - 19:00Age6-8 Chesham United GirlsHP5 1Ne(Grass)Other17:00 - 18:00Age5-11 FC Castlethorpe YouthMK197PL(Grass)Taster 18:30 - 19:30Age 11-14 Get Active SportsRG12 1RL(Grass)Taster 16:00 - 16:00Age 5-12 Olney Town Colts FCMK46 4DW(Grass)Other18:00 - 19:30Age5-11 Reading FC Community TrustRG7 1ER(3G/Astro)Other18:00 - 19:00Age5-11 Reading FC Community TrustRG7 1ER(3G/Astro)Other18:00 - 19:00Age5-11 Wantage TownOX12 8HT(Grass)Other17:15 - 18:15Age5-11 Wednesday 25th April Aylesbury Utd Ladies & Girls FCHP17 8QQ(Grass)Taster 18:15 - 19:30Age 8-50 Play Our WaySL9 0RJ(Grass)Taster 17:00 - 18:00Age 5-11 Reading FC Community TrustRG7 1ER(3G/Astro)Other17:00 - 18:00Age 5-11 UNITED SELECTSL0 9BN(Grass)Taster 16:30 - 17:30Age 5-11 Thursday 26th April Sandhurst Town Boys & Girls FCGU47 9BJ(Grass)Taster 18:00 - 19:00Age 5-11 Slough Borough CouncilSL2 5AY(3G/Astro)Other16:30 - 17:30Age 11-16 SSE Tekkers WildcatsRG1 5JT(3G/Astro) Taster18:00 - 19:00Age 5-11 Friday 27th April George Green Juniors FCSL2 5QP(3G/Astro)Other18:00 - 19:00Age 5-11 Park House SchoolRG14 6NQ(3G/Astro)Other16:00 - 17:00Age 5-11 Play Our WayHP279SL(Grass)Taster16:00 - 17:00Age 5-11 Saturday 28th April Gerrards Cross & Fulmer FCSL3 6JN(Grass)Taster 10:00 - 14:00Age 5-14 NW MK SSE WildcatsMK12 5GJ(Grass)Taster 09:00 - 10:00Age 5-13 SSEWildcats BritwellSL6 0LJ(Grass)Taster 09:30 - 10:30Age 6-9
Aylesbury Utd Ladies & Girls FC HP17 8QQ (Grass)Taster09:30 - 10:30 Age 5-7
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.