Women's and Girls Football

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With almost three million active female players, football is the biggest Women’s team sport in England – but there is plenty of room for more people to get involved.

Women’s football across the Birmingham County FA ranges from recreational small sided games, to professional teams with international players who are at the highest level of the game.

We support a number of leagues and opportunities across the county for women and girls to play the beautiful game, which includes one of the largest Youth Female Leagues in the country.

Roar

Please see below to read the latest issue of our Women and Girls newsletter - 'Roar'.

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THE FA WOMEN'S & GIRLS' STRATEGY

The FA Female Strategy

The FA's four-year strategy, titled Inspiring Positive Change, pledges to create a sustainable future for women’s and girls’ football in England.


The strategy outlines eight transformational objectives to be achieved by 2024.

  • Early Participation
  • Development Participation
  • Club Player Pathway
  • Elite Domestic Leagues & Competitions
  • England
  • Football For All
  • Coaching
  • Refereeing
A Regional Talent Club (RTC) is an enhanced coaching centre for U10, U12, U14 and U16's

REGIONAL TALENT CLUBS

The RTC allows players identified as having elite potential the opportunity to access elite levels of coaching and support.

RTC's are managed by local organisations who facilitate the administration and running of the RTC. A minimum of three hours training are provided per week to each age group, and all players take part in a fixture programme. Access to the RTC is gained through a trial process held in June; players can be nominated for trials by their teacher, grassroots coach or they can apply directly to the club.

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FOR 5-11 GIRLS TO HAVE FUN. MAKE FRIENDS AND PLAY FOOTBALL

Wildcats

The FA Have Developed An Initiative Designed To Inspire Girls Aged Between 5-11 To Be Involved In Football.

 

Wildcats now has over 1,250 centres nationwide, getting over 20,000 girls’ playing football. The sessions take place on a weekly basis – either on evenings or at weekends – subject to each local organiser. They provide a safe environment where girls who don’t currently play the game can have fun engaging with sport, make new friends, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.

 

WILDCATS CENTRE APPLICATION GUIDANCE

Squad Girls

The aim for this new and exciting programme is to provide girls between the ages of 12-14 a fun, relevant and engaging recreational offer that allows them to develop themselves as much as their football skills in a safe, inclusive environment.

The programme has been specifically designed to give autonomy, choice and voice to the girls who are involved in the sessions. By adopting this approach, young people will have the freedom to develop their social identity, become a valued member of a team and build their self-confidence through engaging in fun and flexible football activity.

 

APPLICAnt GUIDANCE

Women's walking football

Click on the link below to view Walking Football sessions taking place.

Recreational Football

To find a session to take part in, please visit the link below:

PLAY RECREATIONAL FOOTBALL

Do you want to be the host of Birmingham County FA's fantastic initiatives for Women and Girls football? 

There are plenty of opportunities and these include:

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If you are interested in finding out more information, or to submit your interest in hosting a session, please complete the relevant form above.

 

 

FA Female Coach Development Workshops

If you would like to find out more information about the workshops we have available, please email Vicky Mitchell, our Women & Girls Football Development Officer. 

EE Playmaker by England Football is the FREE online entry-level football course perfect for anyone interested in taking a more active role in grassroots football. You can complete the course by clicking the link below. 

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SAFEGUARDING THE WOMEN'S GAME

Birmingham County FA's have partnered with Her Game Too to ensure women and girls of all ages feel confident and safe sharing their opinion on and off the field of play, both online and in the real world to help make football a game for all. 

If you wish to report any incidents during your football journey within the Birmingham County FA region, please contact Safeguarding@BirminghamFA.com in the first instance as we are here to help. Otherwise, you can report incidents anonymously via Her Game Too by clicking the link below.

REPORT HERE

Safeguarding courses can be found on The FA's Boot Room.

Womens County Cup

The Women's County Cup is contested by clubs operating outside of County level and Regional Leagues within the FA Women's Pyramid. 

Current Holders: Wolverhampton Wanderers Women

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