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Get Set For The First-Ever Women's Football Weekend

WE'RE CELEBRATING THE FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S FOOTBALL WEEKEND!

This weekend marks a landmark moment in the growing popularity of women’s football, with The FA’s first-ever Women’s Football Weekend taking place between 16-17 November.

The new annual event follows a record-breaking opening weekend in the 2019/20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League, where more than 62,000 supporters attended opening day fixtures across the country, highlighting how the interest in women’s football continues to grow. 

In light of the first-ever Women’s Football Weekend taking place, Cornwall FA would like to outline the fantastic opportunities currently available to those who wish to get themselves involved locally. 

HOW DO I FIND MY LOCAL CLUB?

Womens Cup Final 2019 (2)There are a number of women’s clubs in Cornwall providing football for players aged 16+. The entry level for adult teams is through the Earthbound Electrical Cornwall Women’s Football League going up to the South West Women’s League Western and Premier Divisions.

Women’s football is currently played on a Sunday afternoon and many teams have weekly training sessions taking place midweek.

To access the relevant contact details, please CLICK HERE 

WHAT IF I’M NEW TO THE GAME?

The Cornwall Women’s League now has two divisions so there are competitive opportunities available for all, regardless of whether you’re brand new to the game or more experienced.

CAN I GET MY DAUGHTER INVOLVED?

SSE Wildcats Girls' FootballYes, of course! Football is the number one team sport in England and around 900,000 girls aged 5-15 currently play some form of the game.

Over recent seasons we’ve been working hard to develop a girls-specific league and were delighted to launch the Cornwall Girls Football League in the 2015/16 season. This has grown year on year and now caters for U8s through to U16s. This league adopts a flexible approach and runs six weeks of indoor Futsal during the winter in addition to an annual Beach Soccer Tournament in the summer.

You can visit the League’s Full Time page by CLICKING HERE

I HAVE A YOUNG DAUGHTER WHO HAS NEVER PLAYED BEFORE…

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres are a perfect introduction to football for young girls aged 5-11. 

Taking place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, 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 and try a variety of sessions.

To find your local SSE Wildcats Centre, please CLICK HERE

WHAT FOOTBALL IS TAKING PLACE LOCALLY THIS WEEKEND?

To coincide with the Women’s Football Weekend, we have Round 2 of our County Women’s Football Cup taking place this weekend, with 16 teams involved.

All eight fixtures kick off at 2.00pm on Sunday 17 November, and full details are available HERE 

CAN I WATCH THE PROS IN ACTION?

With local derbies, fierce rivalries and matches in state-of-the-art stadia, there has never been a better time to watch the FA Women’s Super League and Championship.

To purchase tickets to an upcoming fixture, please CLICK HERE

Alternatively, if you’re unable to get to a game, you can watch live women’s football on television, computer, tablet or mobile via The FA Player, which is available free of charge HERE

If you have any questions on women and girls’ football in Cornwall, please get in touch with our Women, Girls and Disability Development Officer, Vicky Fisher, on vicky.fisher@cornwallfa.com 

 

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