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Girls Football Festival At Ludlow

15 April 2016

FA Event For Girls On Wednesday 27 April

We do hope you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to be part of The FA’s National Initiative which encourages those girls that may not have played much football before – this is all about them having fun and giving it a go!

If you would like to enter your school team(s) into The FA Girls Football Festival, please complete the downloadable invitation above and return to Lisa Sandford at no later than Monday 18 April 2016.

The festival is free to enter, although places are limited and attendance will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. The festival will be on a 3G surface so girls should wear trainers/astro- turf/moulded boots, appropriate clothing and shin pads.

If you are interested in entering a team, please complete the attached relvant letter (Primary schools / secondary schools)

To add to the festival atmosphere, there will be giveaways, as well as hair braiding and face painting. The FA WSL mascot Berry the Bear will also be in attendance.

A range of innovative equipment including inflatable pitch, speed cage, target shoot, quick feet and batak boards will feature at the event.

We have also received further exciting news that The FA will be bringing the Women’s FA Cup to the event and will be on show for the day.

The format of The FA Girls’ Festival is fun and interactive, combining football, lifestyle and music. Each festival is led by FA approved coaches and will include sessions from the FA Skills team and Football Mash Up as well, and includes skills and drills, interactive games, mini matches and the ContiWarmUp Programme - the newest endorsed coaching programme by The FA.

The programme is a joint initiative by The FA and Continental Tyres. It provides girls with an exciting, interactive football experience for both those new to the game and regular players.
In 2015, The FA Girls’ Football Festivals in association with Continental Tyres has gone from strength to strength, attracting over 11,000 girls across 26 events.

In addition, Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers, will be demonstrating her amazing football tricks and skills.

By attending the Festival, participants will have the chance to play with some of the stars of women’s football, as players from The FA Women's Super League will be there to meet, chat and have a kick-about with the girls.

Information about the FA Girls Football Festival Roadshow


Schools are invited to contact Lisa Sandford, Shropshire Schools and Colleges to register.

The free Girls Football Festival programme is aimed at encouraging girls to participate in football by offering primary schools, (Years 3 & 4 / (5 & 6) and secondary schools (Years 7 & 8 / 9 & 10) from Shropshire the opportunity to play in a fun and friendly 5 a side football Festival.

The events is organised with the support of Shropshire Schools & Colleges FA, The Shropshire FA , Shrewsbury Town in the Community and Ludlow, the host venue.

The FA is delighted to announce that it will be bringing its highly successful Girls’ Football Festival in association with Continental Tyres to Ludlow Stadium on Wednesday 27 April 2016.

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