Female players in action

Female Pathway

Get involved in women's football locally


From grassroots to the FA WSL, explore the many ways you can get involved with women's football in Northamptonshire

There are so many ways for girls and women to join in, no matter what your age or ability level; whether you just want to have a kickabout with your mates or whether you want to be the next Beth Mead.

Northamptonshire FA supports a number of leagues and opportunities across the county for women and girls to play the beautiful game.


Diana Duffield

Football Development Officer - Women & Girls Football

Email: Diana.Duffield@northamptonshirefa.com
Telephone: 01604 670741


Women and GIRLS AGED 12+


Weetabix Wildcats is the place to be - it's all about having loads of fun and meeting new amazing friends.

See the map below for sessions near you.

squad girls

From Squad Girls to competitive league football, there are loads of opportunities for women and girls 12+ in Northamptonshire.

See the map below to find a session near you.




Just Play


Squad Girls

Play in a league 

The Northamptonshire Women & Girls’ League (NWAGFL) is the biggest Female League that we have in Northamptonshire. The League provides opportunities for U8 to Open Age with youth fixtures taking part on Saturday mornings and Open Age fixtures taking place on Sunday afternoons.

Full details on the Northamptonshire Women's & Girls Football League

If you’re a team interested in joining the League please contact Terry Wright: secretary@nwgfl.co.uk


You can also find opportunities at other leagues in our county. Click the buttons below for more information.

East Midlands Women's Regional Football League

The FA Women's National League

try something new


We know there is a gap in the market for women to be able to play indoors with friends in a fun, social setting.

That’s why we run an indoor futsal session for women!

Think your playing days are over? Think again!

Walking Football

Walking Football is a format of football aimed at encouraging older adults to play again, on a regular basis.

The game comprises of the same rules as standard football, except players are not permitted to run. As a result, the game relies less on physical attributes such as speed, power and stamina - and more on accurate passing, good positional play and strong tactical knowledge.

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Emerging Talent Centre

The FA Emerging Talent Centres were launched, with the aim to increase the number of young female players engaged with football. This is all part of the FA’s talent identification approach to help nurture the future generations of England’s Women’s football stars.

In Northamptonshire we’re lucky to have two Emerging Talent Centre’s, Northampton Town & Peterborough United.

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