Become a Maker of Play
Women across the Sheffield & Hallamshire region that are interested in volunteering in football, but that might not want to commit to a full coaching qualification, are being encouraged to take part in a new programme pilot called Maker of Play.
Maker of Play is an exciting new programme that combines popular children’s playground games with a football. The programme aims to introduce adults and children to football in a fun, relaxed and enjoyable environment using games that people of all ages can relate to.
Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA is looking for volunteers to become a Maker of Play, ideally women that are not currently involved in volunteering or coaching roles in football but are seeking an entry point into the beautiful game.
This could be anyone from primary school teachers to youth activity providers or even just mums or carers of children who play football. The Maker of Play programme aims to provide women with the skills, knowledge and confidence to plan and deliver fun and engaging football sessions to children of all ages.
It is entirely down to you how you use your new skills. There is no commitment or expectation to deliver sessions after completing this programme. You are welcome to attend if you would just like to meet new people, get a taste for coaching, share ideas, or just to have some fun.
Sara Harnett, Women’s Recreational Football Officer at SHCFA, said: “Maker of Play is literally for anybody! Women that might have children already playing football, women that are already playing casual football themselves, or women that just want to learn some new fun games that they can play with their family. Everybody is welcome. We hope to empower you in your current skills and open your eyes to the fact that you likely know a lot more than you think you do.
“It is complete free of charge to attend and we want the first cohort to shape the programme for future attendees, so it’s going to be very relaxed, engaging and, above all, fun!”
To become a Maker of Play, you just need to be available to attend two free sessions split across two separate days: Thursday 17th March 6.30pm – 8.30pm, and Thursday 24th March 6.30pm – 8.30pm at the English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield S9 5DA.
Places on this session are currently limited to 20 and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.
With the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament coming to Rotherham and Sheffield this summer, women’s football is set gain unprecedented exposure and inspire more women and girls to get involved in football.
Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA is currently on a mission to create more opportunities for female players, coaches, volunteers and referees. Make sure you follow our social media accounts and keep checking our website for more details of upcoming initiatives.