Give football a go in Norfolk this Girls’ Football Week - with some added Disney magic
Today marks the launch of FA Girls’ Football Week, Monday 23
– Sunday 29 April 2018, with activities taking place across Norfolk. The
nationwide initiative will give girls aged 5 – 11 the opportunity to play
football, inspired by some iconic Disney characters.
Sessions will take place across the county delivered by a
number of clubs, organisations and football providers.
The week aims to inspire girls across all levels of ability
to play football and get active, with an added sprinkle of Disney magic and
storytelling. Sessions delivered by FA approved organisationswill
provide an introduction to the fundamentals of football, build key social
skills and offer fun team-building exercises.
Girls of all ages are encouraged to sign up to Girls’
Football Week with a variety of sessions on offer.
The football resources created by The FA include
Disney-inspired drills featuring strong, determined and mould-breaking
characters, who take their destiny into their own hands and follow their
dreams, including Rapunzel from Disney’s Tangled,
Moana from Disney’s Moana, and Judy
Hopps from Disney’s Zootropolis. The
drills will feature in the packs being distributed to schools, clubs and homes,
aiming to inspire girls to try football, meet new friends and stay active, as
well as to empower girls and build their self-confidence.
As well as getting the chance to play, girls who sign-up to
take part will be provided with an official FA and Disney participation
certificate and a 20 per cent discount voucher to use in Disney stores.
Harry Diggens, Norfolk FA Women’s & Girls’ Development
Officer, said: “The FA Girls’ Football Week is a great opportunity for girls to
have a go at playing football and possibly fall in love with our game. We have
a number of activities running this week across the county, the female game is
ever growing and an initiative like this is only going to help us engage the
next generation of players.”
Kelly Simmons, FA
Participation and Development Director, added:
“Girls’ Football Week is focused on inspiring a new generation of girls
to get active and fall in love with football. Football can offer these girls so
much; from sheer enjoyment, to encouraging a healthy lifestyle and making
friends. Girls’ Football Week is a central part of our plans – via The Gameplan for Growth - to double the
number of females playing the game by 2020.”
To launch the week, Disney and The FA brought to life the
stories of three aspiring players from Coalville Town Football Club in a short
film, showing how they have taken inspiration on the pitch from the bold and
adventurous Disney characters. You can watch the video here and for more
information and to find a session near you visit www.FAGirlsFootballWeek.com