Last week, clubs were invited to an Equal Game workshop at Cornwall FA HQ. Those in attendance received valuable information about how to grow their clubs with a particular focus on providing more opportunities for women and girls to play football.
Topics covered included club identity, governance, facilities and funding, marketing, recruitment and volunteer strategy. We also looked at the clubs’ current offerings, room for growth and how they can achieve those ambitions of the next few years. Finally, we examined the next steps and further opportunities available to clubs, including our upcoming Stepping Over The Sidelines workshop aimed at new female volunteers later this month.
“The session that we ran was very bespoke,” said Chloe Harris, Cornwall FA’s Football Development Officer for the women and girls’ game. “There were lots of chances to ask questions and get involved so hopefully it will benefit the clubs that were there a huge amount.”
Cornwall FA would like to thank the volunteers who attended for giving up their time to support the growth of the female pathway – we hope that you found the evening to be insightful and useful. It was fantastic to hear all your ideas and thoughts and we are extremely grateful for your input. A particular thanks goes to Mark Leah of St Day for his segment on recruiting and rewarding volunteers.
If you would like to attend this workshop in the future, or if you have questions about other opportunities available within the female pathway, please contact Chloe: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aspiring female coaches
We are encouraging any aspiring female coaches to book onto Stepping Over The Sidelines on 19th August as the ideal place to start their journey. Click here to learn more.
To start the 2023/24 season, we also have a Coaches Conference coming up which all of Cornwall’s youth coaches are invited to. These two events, combined with the online EE Playmaker course for new coaches, would be the perfect introduction to coaching. All three events are totally FREE!