Girls’ Football Week to get more girls and women active

The campaign aims to raise awareness and further drive participation in the women and girls’ game

A record 130,000 girls and women took part in FA Girls’ Football Week in 2016 and it’s back again to inspire even more to get involved


The FA Girls’ Football Week 2017  is taking place 6-12 November and is an opportunity for providers to engage as many girls as possible in football. The campaign’s aim is to double the number of females playing football by 2020 and meeting this target could make a difference in England’s bid to host the next Women European Championship in 2021.

In 2016, a record 130,000 girls and women have took part in FA Girls’ Football Week and more than 1,000 organisations have signed up to run female-specific football sessions throughout the week this year. Schools, clubs, community groups and wider organisations have all agreed to put on football sessions tailored to increase participation of girls and females in football.

The week is also a chance for the players to have fun in a safe environment. All the organisers will be providing designated safeguarding officers and have a qualified first aider with appropriate equipment.

Girls playing football during This Girl Can campaign

has a guide for the Universities that want to get more women into football this week. Click here to find out more.

To find a football sessions for girls in London click here.

London Sport is committed to make it easier for all Londoners to find the right activity, stay in it, and achieve their potential. Campaigns such as The FA Girls’ Football Week help London Sport to combat inactivity and close the gender gap in the physical activity and sport sector in the capital.

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