The Squad Girls Football programme is welcoming new applications, offering clubs and organisations the chance to welcome the next generation of girls inspired by the UEFA Women's EURO 2022 tournament.
The aim for this exciting programme is to provide girls between the ages of 12-14 a fun, relevant and engaging recreational offer that allows them to develop themselves as much as their football skills in a safe, inclusive environment.
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.
We hope that participation in this programme will support young girls to cultivate a positive connection to physical activity and football, developing healthy habits for their futures and developing themselves as competent and confident young leaders and contributors to wider society.
Why Should I Become A Squad Girls' Football Provider?
Football has the power to change lives for the better. It can contribute to physical and mental wellbeing; it can provide opportunities to collaborate with others and it can help to shape the place of girls in the world. So much has been achieved in progressing women and girls’ football up to this point. However, we recognise the game has so much more potential to grow and develop for women and girls, and this new programme provides a fantastic steppingstone for girls to either continue with their recreational football journey or start to play for the very first time!
What Will Squad Providers Receive?
To help deliver your Squad Girls Football sessions you will receive:
- £900 of funding over TWO years
- Kit and equipment - Nike footballs, branded bibs, Squad Girls Football banners, etc.
- Bespoke training to help you set up your sessions
- Promotional assets
- National promotion through the Find Football Search Engine & Squad Girls Football Boxes
- Access to the online Squad Girls Football store
- Support from Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA staf
Who can apply?
To find out if you're eligible to become a Squad Girls Football Provider, please download the guidance document below.
Download Squad Girls' Football Guidance
For more information on the programme, contact Molly Johnson at Molly.Johnson@sheffieldfa.com