The Gameplan for Growth Review

The Women's Professional Game

Throughout May and June, The FA has reviewed the impact of The Gameplan for Growth strategy across six key elements of the women’s and girls’ game.


Launched in March 2017, the strategy pledged to tackle ambitious targets to double participation, double the game’s fanbase and create a high-performance system and world-class talent pipeline for England teams to achieve consistent success on the world stage. After four seasons the strategy is now concluding, and The FA will outline its continued support for the women’s and girls’ game with the launch of the 2020-24 vision in the coming months.

In the last review, we look at The Gameplan for Growth’s journey to grow and develop the women’s professional game on and off the pitch.

 Please find below the achievements, first-person narratives from Kelly Simmons [The FA’s Women’s Professional Game Director] and David Faulkner [The FA’s Head of Women’s Performance] and four case studies who demonstrate the strategy’s progress.


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