Women's & Girls' Football

With almost three million active female players, football is the biggest women’s team sport in England – but there is plenty of room for more people to get involved.

Participation
FA Skills Programme (age 5-11)
FA Girls Mini Soccer Centres (launching March 2017)
FA Education Programme (Schools, Colleges and Universities)
Premier League Girls Football (Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham Town)
Female Disability Football
GFA Girls ‘WeCanPlay’ Centres
GFA U8 Participation Festivals
Recreational Football
FA Mars Just Play (16+)
Soccercise
Women’s Walking Football
Futsal
Elite Player Pathway
FA Girls Advanced Coaching Centre (hosted by Gloucestershire FA)
FA Regional Talent Club (hosted by Bristol City Women’s FC)
GFA Girls Development Centre
Coach Development
FA Female Coach Mentoring

In Gloucestershire, the growth in female football has been clearly demonstrated in both schools and clubs through a number of initiatives to get more girls involved in football.
The Football Development Team work with a number of key partners to support delivery of these programmes

There is a clear structure for girl’s and women’s club football within the county:

Youth Leagues
The Gloucester County Girls League is an FA Charter Standard League, firmly established and caters for U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16 girls.

The Bristol Girls League is an FA Charter Standard League, firmly established and caters for U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15 and U16 girls.

Gloucestershire FA run a GFA Girls U18 League for females aged 15+

The Gloucestershire Women’s County Football League, which is step 5 on the National Pyramid, has 2 Divisions and feeds in to the South West Women's Football League.

The Bristol Women’s Football Casual League offers flexible football for Women aged 18+ who cannot commit to playing every week in traditional 11v11 football. The League offer central venue 7v7 football on an informal basis.

We also have clubs competing at the top end of the pyramid in the FA Women’s Premier League and the FA Women’s Super League (Bristol City WFC).

For more information on Women's and Girls Football please contact:-

Gloucestershire FA
Alexis Lunn-Gadd, Football Development Officer – Women’s and Girls’
Tel: 01454-615888
E-mail: Alexis.Lunn-Gadd@GloucestershireFA.com
Gloucester County Girls League
Email: gloscgfl@gmail.com
Bristol Girls League
Email: david.winfield@dhl.com
Gloucestershire FA U18 Girls League
Email: Alexis.Lunn-Gadd@GloucestershireFA.com 
Gloucestershire County Women’s Football League
Email: gcwfleaguesec@hotmail.com
Bristol Women’s Football Casual League
Email: zoegibbo2000@yahoo.com 
South West Womens Football League Secretary
Email: gfswwflsecretary@gmail.com 

Useful Links

FA WSL – www.fawsl.com
FA Full-Time Website - http://full-time.thefa.com/
The FA (Women’s Football) - http://www.thefa.com/womens-girls-football
FA Mars Just Play - http://www.thefa.com/my-football/justplay/
FA Skills Programme - http://faskills.thefa.com/

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