ABOUT WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ FOOTBALL
There are lots of opportunities to get involved in football across Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA, whether this is with a team at your local grassroots club to an informal kick around with friends. We have something for all abilities and ages.
LEAGUES AND COMPETITIONS
The majority of football is played in our structured leagues and competitions.
The Sheffield & Hallamshire Girls’ County League provides weekly football competitions for girls’ teams from the U9-U18 age groups. The league provides different formats of football including 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11. Football is generally played on a Saturday morning.
The Sheffield & Hallamshire Women’s County League is the entry level for new teams in the adult game and is part of the Women’s Football Pyramid. There are currently over 50 women’s teams from Sheffield & Hallamshire playing at various different levels of the women’s game, including Doncaster Rovers Belles and Sheffield FC playing in the Women's Super League. Click here for the link to the WSL home page
Sheffield Hallam University are providing an exciting playing opportunity for women’s teams through the Women’s 11 aside Flexi-League. Click Here for the Flexi League Flyer.
Fortnightly fixtures take place on Saturday afternoons at the Sheffield Hallam Sports Park. The 70 minute games with rolling subs and affordable match fees are a great introduction to 11 aside football. The league is open to both university and community teams. The spring season is up and running but registration is open for the following season. For more information contact Tobias Taylor on 0114 225 3672 or email email@example.com.
From grassroots football to the England Women’s Team; a structured pathway is in place for female players.
Regional Talent Clubs (RTCs) are in place to support the most talented girls from the U10-U16 age groups. In Sheffield & Hallamshire we have two RTCs through Sheffield United and Doncaster Rovers Belles.
Sheffield United RTC (U10, U12, U14 and U16)
General Manager: Lee Walshaw
Doncaster Rovers Belles RTC (U12, U14 and U16)
General Manager: Julie Grundy
The FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway allows female players opportunities to access appropriate levels of coaching and support throughout the talent pathway, enabling the programme to reach our ultimate goal, in producing elite English female players to compete on the world stage.
The structure in place aims to support in the identification, development and progression of players with the potential and aspiration to play for the England Women’s Senior team.
There are so many ways for women and girls to get involved in football.