Girls' Football Week 2016

April 25th signalled the start of the FA’s first Girls Football Week of 2016 and I was chuffed to be asked to mark the occasion by writing about the setting up of the new girls team at Quarry Rovers. Football is now the most participated female team sport in the country, surpassing those more traditionally seen as “girls sports” by some distance. In 1993 there were approximately 10,400 females playing in affiliated league and cup competitions in the UK; that figure has since risen to around 150,000 and there are more than a million girls playing kickabout football too. The game has come a huge way and now receives more support than ever from both local and the national Football Associations.

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