Let Girls Play Feb 2022

It is time to #LetGirlsPlay

PLANS are afoot for the biggest ever football session for girls in school.

IT’S time to take a stand, to make a difference for girls to play football – one simple message #LetGirlsPlay.

On Wednesday, March 9th 2022, England Football and Barclays want to put on the biggest EVER football session for girls in school and we need your help!

Whether you’re already delivering girls’ football in your school or want to take that first step to give girls’ equal access, #LetGirlsPlay biggest EVER football session is one not to be missed.


What does the day look like?

At lunchtime, in a lesson or after school – you decide! Our aim? To get as many girls as possible in school all playing football on the same day!

Whether you want to use one of your own session plans or want a bit of inspiration from our free resources – it’s up to you. All we ask is that you capture your session and shout about it across social media using #LetGirlsPlay and #GirlsFootballinSchools.


How do I get my school involved?

All it takes is three simple steps…

  • Click the ‘Register now’ button below
  • Tell us a bit about your school
  • Get everyone excited at your school that you’re taking part in the biggest EVER football session!


Suffolk FA Football Development Officer (Growth) Kirsty Smith said: “Girls playing football is becoming ever increasingly popular – the opportunities to play football outside of school are increasing year on year.

“It is now time to establish girls’ football as part of the schools’ curriculum and give more girls the chance to engage with football at an early age.

“Football hasn’t ever been seen as a traditional girls’ school sport, like netball and hockey – but the appetite and demand from the girls is clearly there.

“Hopefully lots and lots of schools across Suffolk will want to get involved in what is shaping up to be the biggest ever Girls’ Football Session and help give more girls the chance of playing football.

“If we can help establish girls football on all schools’ curriculum then that will have a huge impact on the numbers of girls playing the beautiful game and also help create a thriving local girls’ game within the county.”



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