She Can Play.
Our philosophy is simple, we want more girls to play & stay in Football.
At She Can Play we believe creating a positive learning environment is essential for player development. We facilitate this by employing professional female role models; our coaches. We believe role models play such an important role for girls dreaming of becoming Footballers, this is why our Regional Coaches all represent teams in the Women’s Premier League or the Women’s Super League.
She Can Play’s Journey started at The FA People’s Cup in January 2016, the largest 5 a side tournament in England with over 5000 teams entering. The She Can Play women's team were unbeaten through the local and regional rounds and headed to Sheffield for the National Finals. After the Cup Final being broadcast live on the BBC red button, She Can Play narrowly missed out on the title taking Runners Up in the Women's Category 2016.
Following this success, we were able to kick start our girls and women only Football sessions and become official partners with Sport Englands 'This Girl Can' campaign. She Can Play currently work with local charities, grassroots clubs, professional clubs, councils, mental health groups and schools to increase the number of women playing Sport in Essex. More recently we released our first ever Football Kit in collaboration with women's team wear specialists Soccerella.
Owner Kat Clifton is a full time PE teacher in Essex, FA Qualified coach with accreditations in Football and Futsal. She has coached recreational and semi-professional teams across 6 states In America, Spain and Germany. Kat also manages the Under 16 Essex representative Team in her spare time and previously played for West Ham Ladies in the Women’s Premier League.
‘For the first time in England this generation of girls can grow up with the dream of becoming professional Footballers. She Can Play is about inspiring girls and women to play Football no matter what age, shape, ability, ethnicity or background and to feel good about themselves'.
We are here to support the growth of Women’s Football, one step at a time.
Official supporter of the Sport England’s campaign ‘This Girl Can’.