Cornwall FA were delighted to support Cornwall School Games which saw 16 secondary school teams attend a football festival at Truro College.
The Cornwall School Games welcomed teams from a range of Cornish secondary schools to provide the opportunity for girls who typically don’t play football to get play small-sided games in a fun and inclusive environment. The Festival saw 16 teams from across the county (8x year 7s and 8x Year 8s) play at Truro College’s 3G facility from 10:00am to 2:00pm, hosting plenty of football matches throughout the day.
The event was supported by current sports students at Truro College through their Young Leaders Programme. Their role included refereeing, score keeping and helping direct teams throughout the day. A young leaders said, “I really enjoy helping out at this event as it is helping to increase participation within girls football is really rewarding”.
Cornwall FA worked in partnership with the Cornwall School Games to deliver the event and Women, Girls and Disability Officer Andrew Heapy supported during the day adding, “it was great to see so many girls taking part in the Cornwall School Games festival and it was clear to see the enjoyment from all the players involved.
We hope by supporting events like this, more girls will become inspired to play football at local clubs in Cornwall and join what is an ever-developing landscape for women and girls football in Cornwall”.
Cornwall FA would also like to thank Truro College for hosting the event and all the schools that attended.
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