WOMEN AND GIRLS’ FOOTBALL CONTINUES TO THRIVE
The weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November saw The FA’s first-ever Women’s Football Weekend take place – and it was a roaring success across Lincolnshire.
To get things up and running, Lincolnshire FA launched a video on social media on Friday 15 November to show the support that local clubs, referees, coaches, schools, colleges and players were all providing.
The weekend itself saw plenty of fantastic action take place, including a Girls & Goals event on Saturday morning which had almost 200 girls at U8 and U10 level participating. This exciting event also launched the beginning of our Rainbow Laces activity, with girls wearing rainbow armbands on the day to show support for LGBT+ inclusion in football.
In the build-up to Women’s Football Weekend plenty of free tickets to adult ladies games were pushed out at local schools and youth teams, and despite many games being postponed due to poor weather, both Lincoln City and Grimsby Town progressed to the quarter finals of the Women’s County Cup, whist Lincoln Moorlands were in action in the East Midlands Regional League.
Lots of young people and families attended games over the weekend, with many youth teams supporting Women’s Football Weekend as mascots.
This fantastic celebration of women and girls’ football was rounded off nicely on Tuesday morning, as applications opened for new Wildcats Centres in Lincolnshire.
The Wildcats programme continues to be the best environment for girls aged 5-11 to give football a try and we would love for clubs and organisations to come forward with their plans. To find out more and apply, please CLICK HERE
There will be plenty more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in football as the season goes on, and we encourage you all to view our website mapping document or get in touch with our Football Development Officer, Steph Powell, on Steph.Powell@LincolnshireFA.com to find out more.