FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships

YST FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships
The Youth Sport Trust and The Football Association have recruited a network of education-based partnerships with schools throughout England. Known as ‘The FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships’, they will create strategic partnerships with families of schools that are committed to the growth and development of girls’ football.

Through this infrastructure, we aim to develop innovative ways to deliver football for girls, improving participation from their very first experience and creating the next generation of female footballers, coaches and volunteers.

Our Ambitions:

  • Demonstrate the value of girl’s football within whole school through delivery of bespoke interventions for schools through which schools can access FREE CPD and resources
  • Advocate the impact of football on girls’ wellbeing, leadership and achievement
  • Develop and test specialist interventions and learning through the vehicle of football in schools
  • Collaborate with partners to support transition of young people to sustain their involvement in girls’ football.

Each Partnership receives:

  • National recognition as a pioneering network of partnerships driving the girls’ game forward in England
  • Training, resources, equipment and engagement with positive role models
  • Networking opportunities to share best practice, inspire learning and maximise impact
  • Opportunities for the schools in their partnerships to attend high profile women’s football matches and access to other reward and recognition opportunities.

Alongside a specific primary or secondary offer, all participating schools will be given the opportunity to engage, excite and encourage girls to become more physically active. This will see them benefit from improved wellbeing, develop their confidence and competence to play football at school and in a community setting, and make football a part of their life.

Future opportunities to become part of an FA Girls’ Football School Partnership will be announced in the coming months. If you would like to express an interest in any such opportunities, please click below. To find out more about the respective primary and secondary offers, as well as the wider work currently taking place, please use the options provided.

Become part of an FA Girls’ Football School Partnership Details
Click here to register your interest and be informed of any opportunities when they become available.

For Primary Schools

We will help you increase the physical competence of primary aged girls through programmes, such as Active Play Through Storytelling, and ensure a girl’s first experience of football is positive.
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For Secondary Schools

We will help you to develop character education skills in secondary aged girls using the vehicle of girls’ football in the curriculum. This will be underpinned by the Youth Sport Award, a reward and recognition scheme.
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Youth Leadership Camp

The Girls’ Football Youth Leadership Camp, developed through the partnership between The FA and Youth Sport Trust, brings together girls from across the 100 FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships to attend a three-day residential camp to develop skills in leadership, football delivery and marketing.
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