Applications are now open to become a provider of Squad Girls, an exciting new programme for 12 to 14 year olds.
Girls across the country are currently being inspired by the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament and the new Squad Girls programme provides the platform for girls aged 12 to 14 to play football on a recreational basis.
What is the Squad Girls Football programme?
The aim for this new and exciting programme is to provide girls between the ages of 12-14 with a fun and engaging recreational offer which will allow participants to have fun, improve their football skills and develop new friendships.
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.
The delivery of Squad Girls Football involves the organisation of a unique offer of Squad sessions at a particular location and time aimed at attracting girls aged between 12-14 to take part in the sessions.
- The programme must be delivered for a minimum of 16 weeks per year
- It must operate for at least two years (i.e. a minimum of 16 weeks in EACH year)
- It must have capacity to deliver for a minimum of 20 girls/participants per session
- It must have staffing ratios appropriate to the group
- Each provider must use the England Football Events Platform to create sessions and take attendance weekly
- Staff must attend FA online training before they are signed off as delivers of the programme
- Providers must adhere to the Squad programme criteria
There are some great benefits in becoming a Squad provider, including:
- Start-up grant of £900 over 2 years of delivery.
- FA led training.
- Kit and equipment packs.
- Branded marketing assets & session resources.
- National search engine & online booking tool with the Events platform
How to Become a Squad Provider?
If you are interested in becoming a Squad provider and offering recreational, fun football opportunities for girls aged 12-14 then please fill out the expression of interest form below.
Squad Provider Expression of Interest Form
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01208 262986