Together, we can get every girl in Leicestershire and Rutland playing football this October.

During the week 10th-16th October, The FA, its partners and the Leicestershire and Rutland County FA will be focused on impacting the lives of as many girls as possible, as we embark of another FA Girls’ Football Week.

The aim of the week is to engage a further 22,000 participants, focusing on those in further and higher education.

In April earlier this year, more than 52,000 girls took part in the first Girls’ Football Week activities, which were delivered in schools, clubs, community groups and wider organisations across the country – and Leicestershire and Rutland County FA is aiming to help double the original target of participants this October by focusing on participants within our county.

What is FA Girls’ Football Week?

During FA Girls’ Football Week, the whole country gears up to encourage female-specific football sessions in local clubs, schools and community groups, and create school-club links.

The week helps The FA to measure progress towards our ultimate goal – to double female participation by 2020.

In order for The FA to measure progress, we ask everybody taking part to log their activity.

How Can You Get Involved?

Please see below for details of events taking place over the course of FA Girls' Football Week within Leicestershire and Rutland.


Time Contact
Thursday 13th October
Leicester City Ladies Football Club - Open Training Session LE2 6TG



De Montfort University - Festival/Tournament
 LE2 7AU

FA Skills Leicestershire - After School Session
 LE15 9TS
Saturday 15th October
Syston Town Juniors  LE7 1HF
 Tuesday 18th October
 FA Skills Leicestershire - Holiday Session
 LE15 6US
Schools, Clubs, Community Groups and Wider Organisations

To register any existing activities or new sessions you’re delivering between 10th-16th October to help kick-start girls’ football in your area, please CLICK HERE

You can run anything from a football training session to a fun lesson on the beautiful game with quizzes. The form will take 5-10 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the form, you will be able to download some specific materials to help you promote your event.

Individual Players and Parents

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Register your details by CLICKING HERE, and we will be in contact with activities taking place in your local area.

One person fully behind FA Girls’ Football Week is England and Chelsea forward Karen Carney, who said: “I visited one of the Girls’ Football Week sessions last year in Birmingham, and it was great to see so many girls enjoying playing football. If schools can create more opportunities for girls to try football, then hopefully more will love playing.”

For any questions relating to FA Girls Football Week in Leicestershire and Rutland, please contact:

Fay Longdon - Football Development Officer.




Girls across the UK will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

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