This year there will be a second Girls Football Week which will run 10th to 16th October

In April more than 52,000 girls, double the original target of participants, took part in the first week of activities in sessions delivered in schools, clubs, community groups and wider organisations across the country. 

It is hoped that more than 22,000 will take part, a 20 per cent increase on October 2015 – therefore reaching 75,000 women and girls in total in 2016. 

The weeks are being delivered in partnership with the Independent Schools FA, English Schools FA, Association of Colleges Sport, British Universities and Colleges Sport, the Premier League and the English Football League. 

Kelly Simmons, FA director of football participation and development, said: “After the success of our first week in April, it’s important that we continue to build on this in October. 

To sign your organisation up to this exciting week please visit: www.fagirlsfootballweek.com where you can then access resources and ideas to run your event. 

For more information on this or the female game in Lincolnshire please email Adam Thurston, Football Development Officer (Women, Girls and Inclusion) on adam.thurston@lincolnshirefa.com or 07944635726.

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