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Girls Football Week

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 - CCA MK14 7DX (Grass) Taster 18:00 - 19:00 Age 5-11
Flackwell Heath Minors FC HP10 9JZ (Grass) Other 17:00 - 18:00 Age 5-11
Sandhurst Town Boys &Girls FC GU42 9BJ (Grass) Other 08:00 - 08:00 Age 5-5
Sandhurst Town Boys & Girls FC GU42 9BJ (Grass) Other 08:00 - 08:00 Age 5-5


Tuesday 24th April

Abingdon Youth OX14 5TJ (Grass) 18:00 - 08:00 Age 5-11
AFC Reading RG6 7DG (Grass) Taster 18:00 - 19:00  Age 6-8
Chesham United Girls HP5 1Ne (Grass) Other 17:00 - 18:00 Age 5-11
FC Castlethorpe Youth MK197PL (Grass) Taster 18:30 - 19:30 Age 11-14
Get Active Sports RG12 1RL (Grass) Taster 16:00 - 16:00 Age  5-12
Olney Town Colts FC MK46 4DW (Grass) Other 18:00 - 19:30 Age 5-11
Reading FC Community Trust RG7 1ER (3G/Astro) Other 18:00 - 19:00 Age 5-11
Reading FC Community Trust RG7 1ER (3G/Astro) Other 18:00 - 19:00 Age 5-11
Wantage Town OX12 8HT (Grass) Other 17:15 - 18:15 Age 5-11

Wednesday 25th April

Aylesbury Utd Ladies & Girls FC HP17 8QQ (Grass) Taster 18:15 - 19:30 Age 8-50
Play Our Way SL9 0RJ (Grass) Taster 17:00 - 18:00 Age 5-11
Reading FC Community Trust RG7 1ER (3G/Astro) Other   17:00 - 18:00 Age 5-11
UNITED SELECT SL0 9BN (Grass) Taster 16:30 - 17:30 Age 5-11

Thursday 26th April

Sandhurst Town Boys & Girls FC GU47 9BJ (Grass) Taster 18:00 - 19:00 Age 5-11
Slough Borough Council SL2 5AY (3G/Astro)  Other 16:30 - 17:30 Age 11-16
SSE Tekkers Wildcats RG1 5JT (3G/Astro)  Taster  18:00 - 19:00  Age 5-11

Friday 27th April

George Green Juniors FC SL2 5QP (3G/Astro) Other 18:00 - 19:00 Age 5-11
Park House School RG14 6NQ (3G/Astro)  Other 16:00 - 17:00 Age 5-11
Play Our Way HP279SL (Grass) Taster  16:00 - 17:00 Age 5-11

Saturday 28th April

Gerrards Cross & Fulmer FC SL3 6JN (Grass) Taster 10:00 - 14:00 Age 5-14
NW MK SSE Wildcats MK12 5GJ (Grass) Taster 09:00 - 10:00 Age 5-13
SSEWildcats Britwell SL6 0LJ (Grass) Taster 09:30 - 10:30 Age 6-9
Aylesbury Utd Ladies & Girls FC HP17 8QQ (Grass) Taster 09:30 - 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.



For more information and to find a session near you visit www.FAGirlsFootballWeek.com