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Women’s Football Week Returns!
2nd-8th March 2015
Following the hype and success of Women’s Football Week (WFW) in October 2014, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), English Colleges FA (part of AoC sport) and The Football Association (FA) are launching a second week of action on the 2nd-8thMarch to get even more females involved in the game.
With the launch of sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign exemplifying female footballers and breaking down perceived gender barriers, it is seen as a prime time to raise the profile of women’s football in Further Education (FE) and create opportunities for female students to play and lead.
The week aims to highlight and help rectify the shortfall in female participation; acting as a catalyst for Colleges to grow and sustain female participation throughout 2015 and beyond.
The mission – To increase female participation at universities by 3000 new female players/coaches/referees by March 2015. If this is achieved BUCS Football Development will donate £1000 to Marie Curie.
It is ever so simple to get involved. All is asked is that participating colleges provide these 3 core elements:
1)Deliver a minimum of just one women’s football event during WFW which focuses on the recruitment of new female players to take part. Activities should be participation focused rather than performance focused.
2)The events delivered within WFW are driven by female student leaders who are supported by staff to enhance their personal development whilst acting as female role models for participants
3)A sustainable legacy and suitable exit routes are assigned to all WFW activities which enable all female participants to continue playing football within their College.
Colleges that apply to take part will be entered into the national awards with the chance to receive awards across the following categories: 1) participation 2) innovation 3) legacy and also be in for the chance of a visit from colleagues from The Football Association.
So sign up now, inspire the next generation and get as creative and innovative as you like for Women’s Football Week!
Download the WFW application form: click here