Girls football is encouraged and endorsed by FIFA and UEFA and the success of the programme in Wales can be contributed to the ongoing support of the FAW, Area Associations, Junior Leagues and all other key partners.
The FAW Women’s strategy has a target of 20,000 affiliated players by 2022, throughout Wales.
Here are all the details about the FAW Trust's plans to assist the development of Girls Football in Wales.
If you're a girl and you've fallen in love with football the best thing to do is contact your local league...
The West Wales Women’s and girls league caters for teams in the Carmarthen, Swansea and Neath areas of Wales.
The age groups ran by the league are U10, U12, U14, U16. The Women’s league includes teams from Pembrokeshire also.
The league (NWGFL) was established in 2002 and the founding Clubs came from both the North Wales Coast FA and the North East Wales FA.
The objectives of the NWGFL are to:
i) provide the structure for girls to play and develop their football skills from grass roots to senior level.
ii) support the development of coaches and officials.
iii) improve facilities
iv) produce players for future National Squads
The age group teams run by the league are U10s, U12s, U14s, U16s.
The South Wales Girls League (SWGL) was established in 1994 and was the largest girls league in Wales working in partnership with the South Wales Football Association and FAW Trust.
There are also around 1000 girls registered each year for the teams involved.
The age groups run by the league are Under 10, U12, U14 and U16 with clubs distributed all across the South Wales region.
The Central Wales FA is pleased to announce that a new Ceredigion Junior Girls League is being launched November 2013, consisting of seven teams as follows:
Penrhyncoch Girls; Lampeter Girls; Talybont Girls; Tregaron Girls; Cardigan Girls, Celtiaid Merched and Ffostrasol Girls
The Pembrokeshire Girls league runs U10’s, U12’s, U14’s, U16’s in a small sided games format.
All the fixtures are played on a biweekly basis at a centralised venue.
The league runs three age groups at U12’s, U14’s and U16’s.
The fixtures are held at a central venue in Maldwyn Leisure centre, Newtown, on a biweekly basis.
The clubs in league are Newtown, Llanidloes, Llandrindod Wells, Aberystwyth, Welshpool, Brecon and The New Saints.
Last season 10 teams contested the North Wales Womens Football League.
Now five new teams are expected to join for the 2016/17 season.
Brickfield, Bangor, Prestatyn Girls, Bala and Llanrwst are expected to make up a 15 team league for the first time.
Another option is to go straight to your local club to see if they have a girls section.
Here's the easiest way to do that...
Yes. We have a player pathway in place that goes from grass roots right to the national squad.
As the opportunities and programmes continue to grow, this is the player development pathway we have in place for female players across Welsh Football.
It ensures we are raising standards and continuing to challenge the next generation of players that develop within Wales.
The FAW Women’s strategy has a target of 600 new Female coaches by 2024, coaching at all levels of the game throughout Wales.
There is a direct coaching pathway from grassroots to national team level.
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