Grassroots

The FAW Women’s strategy has a target of 20,000 affiliated players by 2022, throughout Wales.

The popularity of girls football worldwide is at an all time high with Wales proving no exception. 5,000 registered female players are participating within the eight junior and five senior league structures making it the largest participation sport for girls in the country.

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. We are pleased to be able to provide personal assistance to all clubs, schools, coaches and volunteers involved within the Grassroots Game and in addition key support to our player development and coach development pathway via our National Women's Coaching Coordinators, Nicola Anderson (North & Central) and Lauren Smith (South & West)

To find out more about the Welsh Football Trust's plans to assist the development of Girls Football in Wales please view the additional pages and information below or contact your local Inclusion officers

Information on some of the Key Girls Grassroots programmes are:


Turn Up & Play Centres

The centres are targeting U10s girls to come and partake in a free of charge football session held on a weekly basis. The focus of the sessions is players developing their technical ability through fun football sessions. The centres aim to increase the participation of younger female players and support the current leagues structures in place and develop players for the future. For further information on Turn Up & Play Centres contact Inclusion officers


Futsal

Futsal is one of the most growing sports and assists the female players in developing their technical ability. Currently both the North and South Wales Girls leagues have regular futsal activity that is looking to be progressed further across Wales. For more information on Futsal Click Here


Talent Identification

Players are identified through Player Observers within the Girls Leagues and are then nominated to attend Performance/ Development Centres. From the Centres players are then selected to attend Regional Squads. For information regarding Player Observers or Talent Identification contact Matt Clement Matthew.Clement@welshfootballtrust.org.uk or Kat Lovett on kat@welshfootballtrust.org.uk.


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