Friday night girls’ only Football !
ALL girls of ALL abilities are welcome to come and play Football. We provide a safe, friendly and positive environment so ALL girls can enjoy playing Football….in a league of her own.
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Organizer of SEASON Issue 03: Love Launch
SEASON zine is a cross between a fashion magazine and a football zine. Named after the shared term for time, the publication documents the experiences and rituals of female fashion and football fans. Their perspectives on the world’s most popular sport are explored in thoughtful and intimate ways, focusing on why they care and what they wear.
Join us to celebrate the launch of our LOVE issue with an afternoon of panels, socialising, activities, and FA Cup watching.
Panel 1: The Female Fan Experience in 2017
Since launching SEASON last year, we’ve met brilliant female football fans also striving to improve the perception of women in the game by revelling in our reality. Four of our favourites sit on this panel alongside our Editor in Chief to discuss their experiences, their work and the impact it’s making.
Amy Drucquer of This Fan Girl / Jacqui McAssey founder of Girl Fans / Boiler Room ladies manager Trisha Lewis / Retired sprinter turned Sky Sports Journalist Jeanette Kwakye
Panel 2: Playing for kicks
Ready to kick off or kickstart your playing career but don’t know where to go? There are plenty of fab teams popping up around London on individual missions to connect and empower women using football. We want to spread the word and asked four teams to share their stories and how to get involved.
Ellen Mercer of Wonderkid Football Club / Kat Clifton She Can Play
In addition to the three panels, we will be hosting activities and BIP-LING on the decks.
You can order your tickets HERE
For the second consecutive year our She Can Play Women’s Squad reached the People’s Cup National Finals, this year in Birmingham.
Vassos from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show and John Chubb from Phoenix FM interviewed Kat the day after winning the Regional Round in Romford, check out the interview on the link below valid for the next 28 days on iPlayer.
Chelsea Football Club ladies and England star shows Havering girls they can play.
She came, she scored, she inspired a new generation of women footballers after sharing her passion for the game that has made her one of England’s most well-known face.
Fran Kirby, Chelsea Ladies and England footballer, joined youngsters and their mums at a weekly She Can Play session at Noak Hill Sports Complex yesterday.
Set up last year by Kat Clifton, 26, of Harold Hill, She Can Play aims to give girls a place to play and develop their skills.
“When I was growing up, there wasn’t this sort of thing,” said Fran.
“There wasn’t anyone to look up to. I just knew the male footballers. I didn’t know any females.
“There was no place for girls to do this [play]. You had to be serious or not do it at all.”
But She Can Play is set to turn that around.
The club is riding high on the success gained last year after beating thousands of entrants to make it to the national final of the FA People’s Cup, despite narrowly missing out on the prize after losing 3-2.
The club features a women’s team, sessions for five to 11-year-olds, girls aged 12-16, and their mums.
Fran Kirby, second left, a Chelsea Ladies Football Club and England national player,with She Can Play players of the week. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah.
Fran Kirby, Chelsea Ladies Football Club and England national player, answering children’s questions at Noak Hill Sports Complex. Picture: Ann-Marie Abbasah.
She Can Play after the FA People’s Cup at Powerleague Shoreditch. Picture: HARRY HUBBARD/THE FA/GETTY IMAGES
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“I really like the mum thing,” continued Fran.
“It gives mums an incentive to play and if the girls see mummy playing they then want to be like mummy.
“Mums are then role models. It’s really cool.”
Mary Nemhara, who plays for the mums’ team at the same time her young daughter plays with other children, said: “We looked everywhere for courses for girls and there was nothing.
“It’s wrong. All the male ones you can get just like that but there is nowhere near as much for girls.”
The club also teaches the girls to get to know faces in the FA Women’s Super League.
Kat added: “Instead of being the next David Beckham, they can become the next Fran Kirby.”
Having recovered from her injuries, the star player hopes to be picked for the upcoming Euros.
“Meetings have been quite positive,” she added before rushing off to show youngsters her nifty footwork.
If you fancy becoming a top player like Fran, visit shecanplay.uk.
To help the club win a Football Association community award for best inclusive project for providing opportunities for women and girls click here.
We are so excited to release our FIRST ever girls’ only Football sessions in Harold Hill.
Located at the brand new Noak Hill Sports Complex.
Our sessions are also available for women/mums that would like to play Football. We deliver the girls and women’s only Football sessions at the same time, so mums are able to play whilst their daughter are.
The Football sessions are perfect for Women that may never have had the opportunity to play Football before. All abilities are welcome, our coaches specialise in creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere so be brave and give Football a try 🙂
To reserve your place, contact us on email@example.com
On Saturday 24th January, we sent two teams to the first round of the FA People’s Cup. One team consisted of five incredible mum’s that were looking to prove a point; it’s never too late to be a role model. The group of mum’s started playing Football together in September when their daughters joined our girls’ only Football session’s. Over the months they have developed friendships, Football skills and the desire to inspire their daughters to continue playing Football.
On the other side of the spectrum, our other She Can Play team are all too familiar with the FA People’s cup having beat 5000 teams to become 2016 Runners Up of the Adult Female Category. Both teams with a point to prove, for different reasons.
Our Mum’s squad kicked off the tournament in Shepherds Bush with an incredible 3-2 win against a very competitive team, such a fantastic achievement for a group of women that have never played in a team before! It didn’t stop there, our mum’s placed 3rd overall in their group that comprised of 6 strong female teams. Well done mum’s!!!
Our women’s squad also kicked off the People’s Cup in true She Can Play style beating the first team 8-0. The girls confidence remained high even though suffering a shock defeat in their second game, they managed to get through the group stages finishing in 2nd place. The quarter finals brought about some familiar faces that posed a great challenge in last years Cup; Fusion. She Can Play after a tough fought game managed to win by a single goal, much to the delight of their home supporters. After breezing through the semi-finals with a 7-2 win they were happy to know the two finalists automatically qualify for the REGIONALS.
After walking through the imaginary tunnel to lucky number pitch 3 the girls soaked up the euphoric atmosphere of 30+ fans and a dog. After singing the national anthem She Can Play were ready to play. After coming back from 2-0 down to levelling 2-2 it was looking to be decided by pens. However a last minute goal by the opposition piped them to the post. The loss didn’t last long as soon after the officials notified She Can Play that the opposition had fielded an illegal player, thus meaning She Can Play were crowned winners of the local round!
REGIONALS HERE WE COME
After reaching the Cup Final for The FA People’s Cup in 2016, The BBC paid us a visit to see what we’ve been up to. The People’s Cup if you can remember, is the biggest 5 a side competition in the UK with over 5000 teams entering last year. We were very proud to invite The BBC to come and film one of our Girls’ and Women’s only sessions.Our story will be aired in the coming weeks however you can catch a small glimpse through the link below.
The FA People’s Cup welcomes male, female and disability players across 16 categories – ranging from under-14s to veterans (over-35s). We highly recommend signing up to The FA People’s Cup.
If you haven’t already signed up follow this link and enter your team NOW!
? http://bit.ly/peoples-cup #PeoplesCup
Sign up closes on February 19th!
Last week we were very lucky to be visited by TWO Women’s Premier League players; Charlton Athletic’s Centre Midfielder Katie Bottom and West Ham Ladies / India’s No.1 Adi Chauhan.
Adi delivered a goal keeping master class to our advanced players aged 12-15. She went through the fundamentals of shot stopping, closing down the attacker, how to dive safely and distribution. By the end of the session all the girls were extremely proud of themselves demonstrating they would be able to step into the position if ever needed. Adi was very impressed with how quick the girls picked up the skills and how they transferred them into the conditioned games. It was also a great insight for our attacking players to see how a goal keeper thinks especially during the quick 1 vs 1 situations. Thank you Adi!
Katie Bottom decided her master class’s theme would be how she scored her first goal for Charlton; her head! She demonstrated the importance of both defensive and attacking heading techniques to the 7-11 year olds. The heading practices simulated different game situations, the girls chose what type of movements they had to make prior to the header in order to generate a better technique. At the beginning many girls were scared of the ball, by the end Charlton’s centre midfielder managed to convince the youngsters that the ball was their friend not an enemy. The girls were very excited after the session to win a personalised photo too. Thank you Katie!
We are so proud to release our FIRST ever She Can Play Football Kit. We specifically chose Soccerella to design our kit as they are the leading women’s fit team wear specialists and share our philosophy in promoting Girls Football. We will be launching another release date in 2017 if you missed our last one. Thanks again to an amazing job by Soccerella.