Girls play across all age groups at Fairford YFC and can play through with the Club through to Under 18, should they wish.
In 2018 the Club ran very successful Girls-only sessions in association with Cheltenham Town FC Community Trust and the FA Premier League.
Funded by the Premier League, and delivered by the qualified coaches from Cheltenham Town Community Trust the sessions are for girls and young women from the age of 8 upwards and all were welcome, regardless of previous footballing experience.
FYFC has several girls already playing at various levels, however the hope is these free sessions will add to the ranks of girls involved in football within our community.
This is part of a nationwide drive to get more girls playing football and aid the development of Women’s football in England.
The programme has two main objectives:
- To increase the number of women and girls playing football on a regular basis
- To increase the opportunities for women and girls to develop skills and confidence and progress within the pathway as a player, coach or official
The programme achieves this by providing a fun and informal environment, allowing participants to progress at their own pace and make friends at the same time.
We are currently reviewing these sessions to seek a way forward for Girls within our Club.