Girls only sessions at St William of Perth RC Primary School a hit.
During the recent FA Girls Week of Action the Community Trust visited St William of Perth RC Primary School in Rochester and worked with a fantastic group of girls who were keen to start a girl’s football team at the school.
Thanks to finding from the FA SSE Girls' Football Participation Programme we’ve been able to set up an after school session just for the girls.
The programme is being funded by energy provider SSE, who is also the title sponsors of the Women’s FA Cup. SSE is also showing their commitment to the growth of the game at a grass roots level and 5 to 14 year old girls and has already helped 34 clubs across England by providing funds to set up coaching sessions.
Female Football Development Officer, Georgia Bowie is running the session along with Girls Academy and Gills Ladies player Georgia Reece at St William of Perth. They attend the school weekly and coach the girls through the basics as they develop their skills ready for matches.
Georgia Bowie said: “It’s amazing to see such an excited, passionate and happy group of girls willing to learn and improve their football skills. We have such a high retention rate at the sessions and I believe that is because the girls love that it’s a programme specifically for them and no boys are allowed. The programme also enables Gillingham to provide these girls with a fantastic female role model like Georgia Reece to work with them and develop her own coaching ability”
Thank you to the FA and SSE for this fantastic funding opportunity and to find out more about our female specific activities please contact Georgia, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01634 350125.