FUN AND INTERACTIVE DAY
For girls aged 5 to 16
The FA Girls’ Football Festivals are a joint initiative by The FA and Continental Tyres. They provide girls aged 5 to 16 with an exciting, interactive football experience whether they are brand new to the game or a regular player. The festivals aim to increase participation in youth female football by creating football opportunities that are informative and engaging for girls, as well as increasing awareness of the female game.
The events, organised with the support of County FAs are free for schools to attend, and are open to girls from primary and secondary schools. The 2017 Festivals will once again visit a number of locations around the country between June and November.
Participants will have the chance to play alongside some of the stars of women’s football, as players from The FA Women's Super League spend time meeting, signing autographs and having a kick-about with the girls.
In addition, Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers, is often on hand to demonstrate her amazing football tricks and skills.
Each festival is led by FA approved coaches and includes fun football sessions delivered by the FA Skills team. The girls then try out some mini matches as well as refereeing, football freestyle and goal keeping workshops. This is all in addition to them having fun in the inflatable pitch, speed cage and target shoot areas.
With a fun and interactive format, which combines football, lifestyle and music, over the past five years, The FA Girls’ Football Festivals in association with Continental Tyres have attracted over 44,000 girls across 127 events.
The FA Girls' Football Festival for Schools in association with Continental Tyres
St Ivo Outdoor Centre, Thursday 9th November 2017
Schools Save the Date and register your interest now!
The FA are holding 13 Girls' Football Festivals for Primary and Secondary Schools across the Country between June and November 2017. Hunts FA and Cambs FA in unison have been lucky to secure one of these events for Cambridgeshire and have been allocated a date of Thursday 9th November 2017.
This is a schools only event and we will be targeting 16 primary school teams in the morning and 16 secondary school teams in the afternoon. This festival is to inspire new players to the game, so were possible we recommend bringing those players who are not in established teams/clubs.
Below is a video showcasing the event and I have outlined a brief plan.
Save the Date and register your interest now! The festival is free to enter, We will contact those who have registered in September 2017. Please be aware that places are limited to each Schools Sports Partnership in Cambridgeshire.
Example plan of day:
Date: Thursday 9th November 2017
Time: 9:30am – 1:15pm - Primary Schools (16 Schools - 160 -200 students)
Time: 1:30pm – 5:15pm - Secondary Schools (16 Schools - 160 -200 students)
AM - Year 3 and 4s x 8 Schools (80 -100 girls in total)
AM - Year 5 and 6s x 8 Schools (80 – 100 girls in total)
PM - Year 7 and 8s x 8 Schools (80 – 100 girls in total)
PM - Year 9 and 10s x 8 Schools (80 -100 girls in total)
Activities that are to be on the 3G:
- 5-a-side matches
- Goalkeeper workshop
- Speed cage
- Target shoot
- Freestyle workshop
- Batak boards
- Meet Women’s Super League players
- Referee workshop
- Mascot dance off with Berry the Bear
- Face painting
- Hair braiding
Register your interest by - By Emailing:
Andy Coles | Hunts FA, Football Development Officer | Andy.Coles@HuntsFA.com | 01480 447486