Events taking place across Kent to support and encourage female participation in sport

Next Saturday, 8th March, is International Women’s Day and the theme for this year is Inspiring Change.

This aims to focus world attention on areas that need improvement while celebrating the social, political and economic achievements of women globally.  

There are a number of events taking place across Kent to support and encourage female participation in sport and physical activities with three events being organised by the Kent FA.

Next Monday, 3rd March, the Kent FA are hosting their fourth and final Equality Roadshow with a Women and Girls Football Roadshow.

The event will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone, 7pm to 9pm and will see Rachel Pavlou, The FA’s National Women’s Football Development Manager, hosting a break out session for attendees to learn about the FA’s plans to develop the game.

Natalie Curtis, Inclusion Football Development Officer at the Kent FA said: “We are pleased to offer the opportunity to local clubs, volunteers, players and coaches to hear from a speaker of such a high calibre as Rachel.

"Not only that but we’ve selected four speakers from across the game to be present at the roadshow as we want to be able to give those who come along some really important things to take away and consider from the evening.”

In conjunction with our Girl Centre of Excellence the Kent FA are also hosting a Female Coaches Open Evening next Wednesday, 5th March.

Coaches will be given the opportunity to watch our squads train and a chance to discuss why and how our coaches evaluate and plan sessions.

Members of the Kent FA and Kent Sport will also be on hand to offer advice about developing or getting back in to coaching. The evening is taking place at Sittingbourne Community College, Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne. ME10 4NL, 6:30 to 8:30pm.   

On Saturday the 8th of March, the Kent FA will be hosting a free Goals for Girls Festival from 10am to 12pm at Cobdown. The festival has already seen over 50 teams ranging from U8s to U18s book their place and the festival will really be a celebration of how far the girls game has come.  

To find out more about the Roadshow and Goals for Girls please click here.

To find out more about the Coaches Open Evening please click here.

For more information about any of the above please contact Natalie Curtis, Football Development Officer, on 01622 792 140 or email 

And to find out more about other activities taking place in Kent please click here.