The Youth Sport Trust and The Football Association have recruited a network of education-based partnerships with schools throughout England. Known as ‘The FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships supported by Barclays’, they will create strategic partnerships with families of schools that are committed to the growth and development of girls’ football.
We are pleased to announce that we are one of those FA Girls' Partnerships.
Through this infrastructure, we aim to develop innovative ways to deliver football for girls, improving participation from their very first experience and creating the next generation of female footballers, coaches and volunteers.
As a network and FA Girls' Partnership our ambition is to:
- Demonstrate the value of girl’s football within whole school through delivery of bespoke interventions for schools through which schools can access FREE CPD and resources
- Advocate the impact of football on girls’ wellbeing, leadership and achievement
- Develop and test specialist interventions and learning through the vehicle of football in schools
- Collaborate with partners to support transition of young people to sustain their involvement in girls’ football.
Disney Inspired Shooting Stars
Disney inspired Shooting Stars by England Football has been designed to support girls aged 5-11 develop their speaking and listening skills through creative play and storytelling, as well as support the development of their physical literacy and introduce them to football.
Using the inspiration of Disney stories which are engaging, memorable and familiar to the girls participating, girls get ‘lost in play’, work harder and have increased heart rates. The stories inspire girls to get active and engage in sport with their friends. All activities are age-appropriate and designed to provide girls with a positive introduction to sport.
Disney inspired Shooting Stars is made up of two initiatives; Active Play Through Story Telling and Girls’ Football Clubs. There are some fantastic resources available to support you in delivering these sessions whether as breakfast and lunch clubs or after school. The resources include story books, flipbooks and videos, as well as ‘take home’ adventure passports so children can share their experiences with parents/carers.
For more information see the programme brochure here.
Active Play Through Storytelling
Save the world from the Screenslaver and go on an adventure to the enchanted forests with Elsa, girls’ aged 5- 8 will be immersed in the magic of Disney whilst developing their fundamental movement skills, physical literacy, speaking and listening, confidence and competence.
Girls Football Club
Whether rescuing Groot the Root or flying across New York as Captain Marvel, girls will be inspired to get active and engage with their friends whilst learning how to play football. Through the activities girls will develop their problem solving, decision making, leadership and confidence.
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