Football Week marked with free Highbridge coaching session
Girls' Football Week is to be marked in the Burnham-On-Sea area
with a special free coaching session for local youngsters this
Friday (October 9th).
The Football Association has organised Girls Football Week
from 5-11 October to encourage more education institutions to
run female-specific football sessions.
Berrow Junior Football Club in partnership with Somerset FA is
holding the free coaching session for local girls in school years
3-11. The event will be held from 7-8pm at King Alfred School's
astro pitch in Highbridge on Friday October 9th.
Womens football is the largest female team sport in the
country and the third largest team sport after mens football
and cricket, says the FA.
FA womens football national project manager Polly Fildes
said: "This year has seen real change and momentum in womens
football, especially with the success of the Lionesses at this
summers World Cup, and we wanted to build on that by extending
"We have seen some real success stories across the country
with our Womens Football Weeks, with women not just trying,
but continuing to play football, and were hoping for the
same next month. We may even find the next generation of Lionesses."
Dean Adams, Berrow JFC's Development officer, added: "We
are delighted to be offering this free session to encourage girls
into football. We have a fantastic group of girls playing football
here at Berrow, on which we would like to grow. We have several
girls playing in mixed and girls teams, the Girls' U13s team have
been playing in the Somerset league are currently mid-table in
their second season, showing just how far they have come in two
The nationwide week is being delivered in partnership with Independent
Schools FA, English Schools FA, Association of Colleges Sport
and British Universities and Colleges Sport. In 2014, more than
2,000 people across the UK took part in the sessions across 80
institutions. More details are available on 07764 305945.