The Football Association (FA) has unveiled plans for a network of FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships across the country, in collaboration with Barclays and with the Youth Sport Trust. The Partnerships will work with families of schools at primary and secondary levels to develop girls in and through football in an educational based setting.
The Partnerships will increase opportunities for girls to play the game in and out of curriculum time in an educational setting. Teachers and school staff will receive bespoke training to support the development of Physical Literacy, Character Education and Youth Leadership. Establishing close links with County Football Associations and Community Football Trusts, the Partnerships will be able to signpost girls to community opportunities. In addition, The FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships – supported by Barclays will create the next generation of the game’s behind-the-scenes workforce by developing and growing the number of female volunteers.
East Staffordshire School Partnership
The Football Association, supported by Barclays and in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, have a vision to give every girl equal access to football in school by 2024.
As the only Girls’ Football School Partnership in East Staffordshire (Burton and Uttoxeter) our mission is to help achieve equal access for girls in the national game and ultimately, when a girl asks about football we want to be able to give them not one but hundreds of ways to be involved within football via participation and leadership.
The key drivers to achieve the FAGFSP ambition is that by 2024:
- 75% of schools across the country having girls’ football on their curriculum
- 90% of schools providing curricular and/or extra-curricular girls football provision
To register interest and access all the great resources stated below, please click here to register your school: https://girlsfootballinschools.org/login.php
The FAGFSP offers a variety of areas for you and your school to get involved with;
- Curriculum (free resources for everyone)
- Participation (Extra-curricular: The FA Shooting Stars inspired by Disney for KS1&KS2)
- Competition (School Games)
- Leadership (Game of Our Own for Middle and Secondary schools)
All CPD for staff and teachers is free! If you would like to attend either the Shooting Stars or Game of Our Own training please email Hannah (email at the bottom of the page).
As a school you can also pledge to be committed to the FAGFSP vision, the pledge includes committing to:
- Learning through football in PE lessons
- Participating in girls only football sessions
- Competing in girls’ football school fixtures/events
- Leading girls’ football activity for others
Once you have pledged you can download the certificate and badge to use to promote this within your school and social media platforms.
There are a number of different ways to get your school and the girls involved, for more information please contact Hannah, the Strategic Lead, firstname.lastname@example.org