13 November 2017
Over 50 girls across three days have taken part in the College’s have a go sessions as part of FA Girls’ Football Week.
The week was a great opportunity to engage as many girls as possible in football as part of a national campaign, and we had a fantastic turnout across the three sessions. The Thursday session included coaching from David and Hannah from the Chelsea FC Foundation who we’ve already been working in partnership with through our Female Football College Academy.
The FA has an aim to double the number of females playing football by 2020, and the College is incredibly pleased to be contributing towards that goal. Earlier this year, we launched our first female football academy in partnership with the Chelsea FC Foundation which combines full-time football training with vocational qualifications for female students aged 16-18.
Coach David from the Chelsea FC Foundation ran coaching drills during the Thursday session, and hopes to be back again soon:
"The FA has been working hard to try and get more girls into football, and it has been good to see the boost in participation at all levels. We need more events like [Girls' Football Week], it's been great!"
Our Female Football Academy is a fantastic opportunity for 16-19 year olds to study a full time qualification while training and playing football in partnership with the Chelsea FC Foundation. For all the details, visit the Academy course page.