Women's and Girls Football
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
- Football For All
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.
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.
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.
To find a session to take part in, please visit the link below:
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:
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.
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.
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