The FA Girls’ Football Festival comes to Dorset!
Thursday 5th October 2017 at The County Ground, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4BF
The FA Girls’ Football Festival continues its travels, with the next stop being The County Ground in Dorset. Supported by the Dorset County FA, The FA Girls’ Football Festival in association with Continental Tyres is providing girls aged five to 16 with an exciting, interactive football experience for both those new to the game and regular players.
Over 300 participants will enjoy an action-packed day, including taking on Conti interactive challenges, consisting of quick feet, batak boards and a speed cage. They will also get to take part in five-a-side games, a refereeing workshop and have the chance to have their hair braided and faces painted, to give the day a little more sparkle.
Festival sponsors Continental Tyres believe in the importance of grass root football, with UK Marketing Director, Tracey Mortimer saying: “The FA Girls' Football Festivals with Continental Tyres grows year on year, giving tens of thousands of young girls the chance to get involved with the sport. At Continental Tyres we are extremely proud that 2017 is our 7th year partnering with The FA and undoubtedly is set to be the biggest and best so far”.
The young athletes will have the opportunity to meet some of the local stars of the FA Women’s Super League (FAWSL). Both players will be joining in on the day’s activities, discussing life as a semi-professional female footballer and giving advice on how to get involved in the game.
It’s not just the FAWSL stars who will be showing off their tricks, as Charlotte Lade, world renowned football freestylist, will be on hand to offer the girls all her knowledge and expertise.
Marzena Bogdanowicz, The FA’s Head of Commercial and Marketing for Women’s Football said: “The FA – with our Gameplan for Growth - remain committed to doubling girls’ football participation by 2020. The FA Girls’ Football Festival in association with Continental Tyres is a perfect opportunity to inspire girls throughout Dorset to get involved in the game.”
For more information on women’s football and where to play visit www.TheFA.com/ForGirls