SUFFOLK FA are supporting the This Girl Can campaign.
The campaign, which launches on Monday, was created to tackle a gender gap in physical activity by helping women manage the emotional barriers that were stopping so many taking part.
These barriers related to appearance, ability, conflicting priorities and the fear of judgement.
This Girl Can has encouraged 2.9 million women to become more active.
The launch of the campaign coincides with Love Football, Live Football, the week-long celebration of grassroots football organised by Suffolk FA which is running from October 13th until October 20th.
Suffolk FA Girls’ & Women’s Football Development Officer Rebecca Bolton said: “We are supporting the This Girl Can campaign to promote the girls’ and women’s football in the county.
“Girls aged 5-11 years now have the option of 22 SSE Wildcats centres to play in along with a wide range of 84 mini and youth girls’ football teams across the county.
“This is as well as 22 adults ladies’ teams in Suffolk and recreational football centres becoming available for women who just want to play recreational football.”
Pictured above promoting This Girl Can are Suffolk FA staff (left to right) Kirsty Smith, Rebecca Bolton and Mel Stickland.
Events taking place across the coming week are:
- SSE Wildcats sessions – see Suffolk FA website for full details
- Sole Bay girls’ open day session 10am-11.30am on Saturday 13th
- SG&WFL fixtures 10.30am on Sunday 14th
- Advanced Coaching Centre and Girls’ Development Centre sessions on Monday 15th
- Capel Plough & Sporting 87 Recreational session 7pm-8pm on Wednesday 17th
- Girls’ schools 4v4 Festival at Portman Road 2pm-4pm on Thursday18th
- WAYS league fixtures 4pm-5pm on Friday 19th
- SG&WFL 4v4 Festival at Copleston 10am-12.30pm on Saturday 20th