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.
Upcoming Local Events:
Girls Western District Football Festival – School Years 4, 5 & 6 – Wednesday 14th March at St Johns Primary School – TBC
This is an afternoon of Girls Only Football hosted by St Johns Primary School, supported by Isle of Man FA and FA Skills. The session is open to all Western Primary Schools. Contact Amy Beggs-Cairney on firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up your school.
All Island IOMFA Girls Primary School Tournament – School Years 4, 5 & 6 – Friday 28th April at the Bowl – 10-12:30 and/or 1:30-4pm
Isle of Man FA annual Girls All Island Inter-school Football Tournament, school teams come along to participate in a football tournament against other school team. The competition has been growing from year to year. The Tournament made more exciting, with special guest appearances from the Players from the Women’s Super League and maybe even the Isle of Man Mascot.
Microgamming Community Games
‘’Throw away any negative of bad experience about sport and exercise - this is aimed for 12 - 17 yr olds to be more active and realising it can be fun.’’
Program ran by Sports Development Unit and supported by the Isle of Man FA to deliver Girls Football.
2018 – Date to be confirmed
The Community Games 2017, Isle of Man FA engaged with over 50 girls that took part in relaxed, no pressure, enjoyable football session throughout the day.