Squad girls expression of interest

Squad Girls Football

Providing girls between the ages of 12-14 with fun, relevant and engaging football in a safe and inclusive environment

Squad Girls Expression Of Interest 2022

The aim for this new and exciting programme is to provide girls between the ages of 12-14 a fun, relevant and engaging recreational offer that allows them to develop themselves as much as their football skills in a safe, inclusive environment.

The programme has been specifically designed to give autonomy, choice and voice to the girls who are involved in the sessions.

In the lead up to UEFA Women’s EURO tournament in the summer of 2022, we will be signposting all young girls to find their nearest football offer and start to reap the benefits of playing our national game, so what better time to be a part of this exciting new programme!

Applications are welcomed from any organisation that meet our Squad programme criteria. We want to ensure there is access and opportunity for every girl and woman to be involved in our sport, and for the game to be truly representative of our society across all protected characteristics and social backgrounds. We therefore welcome and actively encourage applications from all communities and organisations that meet the programme criteria.


The delivery of Squad Girls’ Football involves the organisation of a unique offer of Squad sessions at a particular location and time aimed at attracting a particular cohort/group of girls aged between 12-14.

  • The programme must be delivered for a minimum of 16 weeks per year
  • It must operate for at least two years (i.e. a minimum of 16 weeks in EACH year)
  • It must have capacity to deliver for a minimum of 20 girls/participants per session
  • It must have staffing ratios appropriate to the group
  • Each provider must use the England Football Events Platform to create sessions and take attendance weekly
  • As a deliverer of the Squad programme, providers must adhere to the criteria set out in the document attached below


To help deliver your Squad Girls sessions you will receive:

  • £900 of funding over TWO years
  • Kit and equipment - Nike footballs, branded bibs, Squad Girls banners, etc.
  • Bespoke training to help you set up your sessions
  • Promotional assets
  • National promotion through the Find Football Search Engine
  • Support from Gloucestershire FA

The next application window for new providers opens on the 1st of July 2022 and will remain open until the 12th of August 2022.

If you are interested in becoming a provider or would like more information about the programme, please complete the following form.

Squad Girls Expression of Interest Form