FEMALE FRIENDLY CLUBS SESSION A SUCCESS
Lincolnshire FA’s Female Friendly Clubs Training at Ruston Sports and Social Club on Monday 13 January was a huge success, with plenty of local clubs coming along to network, share ideas and discover new ways to grow female football across the county.
FA-appointed consultants Louise Gruchy-Craven and Sarah Thorp, in addition to our Football Development Officer Steph Powell, all delivered fascinating insight on the night, highlighting ways in which clubs can create the best environment for women and girls to enjoy football.
Off and on-pitch considerations were also examined, with real-life case studies providing attendees with inspiration and knowledge to take back to their respective clubs.
Speaking after the event, Steph Powell said: “I would like to thank everybody who attended our Female Friendly Clubs training on Monday evening.
“Our workshop saw the highest attendance of all the roadshow events so far (including London, Sheffield, Leicestershire and Kent – some large counties!) and the conversations, networking and ‘lightbulb moments’ that I saw throughout the evening were really encouraging. I am sure this will instigate change for the women and girls’ game across our county for seasons to come.
“You have now set the benchmark for others to follow and to continue to strive for progression and change within your clubs. I hope you left the event as inspired as I did.”
The online Female Friendly Clubs toolkit that was mentioned on the night is now live and can be accessed via the link below.
If you attended the event and would like to give further feedback following reflection, please CLICK HERE
A series of useful documents from the evening can also be downloaded below:
Wildcats Infographic – How to Become a Centre
Top Tips for Female Football
Education Hub Contact Sheet
We were delighted to see plenty of positive feedback on social media after the event, including the posts listed below. If you would like to join the conversation online, simply use the hashtag #FemaleFriendlyClubs, tagging in @LincolnshireFA and @SPowellLFA