With school now back in session, the Northamptonshire County FA is delighted to reveal that a total of 111 girls aged between five and 11 attended the sessions, which were run across a selection of venues within the county.
41% of those girls taking part in the FA Skills sessions didn’t play for a club, with a number of participants since directly transferred to clubs to enhance their skills already. In the coming weeks. It is anticipated that this number will increase.
Chloe Brown, FA Skills Coach for Northamptonshire, said: “It was fantastic to see so many girls playing football, in particular having lots of girls who were new to football. There has been a big uptake in the number of girls playing football through The FA Skills Programme over the previous year and seeing girls playing football at a younger age can only help but improve the female game.
“We are looking forward to seeing lots of these girls playing and enjoying football for local teams and at The FA Skills Centres around the county in the years to come.”
The FA Skills team’s next series of sessions will run during the October half-term break, and will cater for girls AND boys aged between five and 11. In addition, the FA Skills’ Kettering Futsal Skills Centre will also open after the October half-term, which will include a girls-only session and mixed gender groups.
Each session costs just £3 – and places can be booked online by CLICKING HERE.