LEICESTERSHIRE FA HAS TEAMED UP WITH BIRMINGHAM FA AND STAFFORDSHIRE FA TO DEVELOP ADDITIONAL LOCAL FEMALE-ONLY DISABILITY FOOTBALL OPPORTUNITIES.
Over the past two years, Leicestershire FA has been involved in the hosting of an end-of-season Inclusive Summer Festival at St George’s Park for all Midlands-based mixed junior and female adults teams.
Off the back of the success of these events, feedback from all those involved (players, coaches and parents) provided an overwhelming response, stating that more opportunities needed to be created to follow on from the Summer Festival.
As a result, in 2018/19, a bespoke Female Development League, which factors in more playing time and provides a fantastic experience for existing players and newcomers to the game, has been created.
The Female Development League will see a minimum of FOUR events take place throughout the season, with the first event taking place in November 2018 at Aston Villa Academy. Click to see highlights of the first event of the season.
The next events will take place on the following dates at the listed venues:
* Saturday 9 February 2019 at Harborough Town Football Club, Leicestershire
* Saturday 13 April 2019 at Sporting Khalsa Football Club, Staffordshire
* Saturday 9th June 2019 at St George’s Park (two days after the start of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup)
Everybody at Leicestershire FA would like to thank those that made the first event so successful. We look forward to seeing new and existing faces at the next event in February.
For more opportunities or to learn more, please contact Philippa Bass – Football Development Officer (Disability) on Philippa.Bass@LeicestershireFA.com or 0116 2844952