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It's Girls Football Week!

The FA national Girls' Football Week returns this October (10th-16th) and together we can help ensure as many girls as possible get involved in the sp

Following the success of the previous event in April, we are looking to get more girls and women involved in playing football this time around as we embark on our second celebration of all the good work that is happening within girls’ football across Oxfordshire.

What is Girls' Football Week?

The FA Girls' Football Week is a national campaign that is targeted around getting more females involved in the beautiful game.
 
During April this year, The FA held the first national Girls Football Week where an impressive 52,000 girls took part in activities up and down the country - double the original target of participants. Throughout the week in October, the whole country will be working together to encourage organisations and clubs to run female specific activities in their local communities.

It is a great opportunity for clubs to showcase all the hard work they do in order to develop the female game in the country.
 
What can you do during Girls' Football Week?

There are plenty of things to be getting yourself involved in throughout Girls' Football Week.

• Bring a friend for free – encourage your players to bring a friend for free to your football session.

• Encourage females to turn up to your training session and ‘give it a go’ – this can help with recruitment of new players too. 

• Run a festival for females throughout the week.

• Use social media throughout the week using the hashtag ‘#WeCanPlay’ and we will promote this through our own social media

• Log your session/activity on www.fagirlsfootballweek.com

What support is on offer?

If you want to be involved in Girls' Football Week, but don’t know what you can do, a helpful guide has been created to give you some ideas and advice. You can download The FA Girls' Football Week guide, here.

What activities are taking place in Oxfordshire during Girls' Football Week?

There are lots of open sessions taking place all across Oxfordshire during Girls' Football Week. To get involved and find a session near you, just visit the dedicated FA website and type in your postcode to find all the activities happening close by www.fagirlsfootballweek.com/opensessions/

Alternatively, take a look at just some of the many types of activities across the county from the list below!

Chinnor Football Club

Wednesday 12th October
6-7pm at Chinnor Community Pavilion

A fun football session to encourage girls aged between 5-12 years old to get into football.

Oxford Brookes University (Female students only)

Wednesday 12th October

Fun football session at Harcourt Hill. 1.30pm-2.30pm

Thursday 13th October

Soccercise session at Oxford Brookes 2.00pm-3.00pm

Witney Vikings Youth

Thursday 13th October
6.00pm -7.00pm @ Wood Green School ATP pitch. Woodstock Rd, Witney, Oxon. OX28 1DX
Ages 5-11 (school years 1-7)

A fun football session to encourage more girls to get into 'girl only' football teams
Contact -
mike@termakitchens.co.uk.

Bardwell FC Bicester Girls 

Thursday 13th October
6.45pm-7.45pm @ Cooper School, Churchill Rd, Bicester, Oxon, OX26 4RS

Focus is on fitness, fun and basic skills development. Age group is 9-10 year olds. However, having just started an U8’s team they will be training 7-8 year olds in the same session as well.
Contact –
richardgore@btinternet.com

Chinnor Community Pavilion

Friday 14th October
5-6pm
£3 soccer / £4 soccer and supper

A fun session to get 5-12 year old girls playing football. A hot food basket will also be provided at the end of the session for their dinner.

Alternatively, for more information, get in touch with Kimberley Connor, Football Development Administrator via Kimberley.Connor@oxfordshirefa.com or on 01993 894 402 or check out our Women & Girl's Football Guide for opportunities to get involved across Oxfordshire.

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Girls across the UK will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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