On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June, Dorset County FA welcomed girls’ teams from across the county and beyond to the County Ground for its Women’s World Cup Summer Festival.
Teams from Under-8 up to Under-16 Girls took part in the weekend sunshine with fantastic football on display throughout.
Each team were representing a FIFA Women’s World Cup country, with prizes awarded for the teams showing the most support for their chosen country. We had balloons, specially made shirts, flags, face paints and more leading to a very colourful weekend on the 3G!
We also selected a RESPECT winner across the various age groups for teams, coaches and parents showing respect for referees, coaches and players alongside spot prizes throughout the weekend.
Our Youth Leadership Group came along to sell sweets to raise funds for our charity partner the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, with the total funds raised to be confirmed. Thanks also to youth referees from our Youth CORE group who did a fantastic job of officiating.
Club feedback we have already received includes:
“Thank you very much for a well organised festival - the girls really enjoyed it and it was a great atmosphere.”
“I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team for organising the festival of football. My girls had a fantastic time. We have been to a number of tournaments this summer but I can honestly say this has been the most enjoyable. I think the fact that it was non-competitive made everyone more relaxed and contributed to both the fun atmosphere and the excellent respect shown by everyone.”
“Just to say thank you so much to you and all of your team for all the hard work that went into making the Women’s World Cup Festival; such a brilliant success! My girls thoroughly enjoyed their morning as Italy and your young officials did an excellent job.”
Overall, a great weekend of football showcasing the ever-growing female game in Dorset. Thanks to all who came along to play, coach, referee or support!
Photos taken on the day will be available to view and purchase here: