Premier League Girls programme gets underwayShrewsbury Town in the Community are looking to continue their impressive success of their girls football programmes with the ‘Premier League Girls’ project up and running for this season.
Starting back in September, PL Girls has been implemented in partnership with the Football Association across almost 90 Premier League and Football League clubs, with the aim of increasing the number of women and girls playing football on a regular basis.
Shrewsbury Town in the Community broke records last season, becoming the number one club throughout the country in the programme, formerly known as Female Football Development.
The 2015/2016 season saw 831 girls throughout 18 different schools engage in the programme, which included the club running three competitions to involve clubs from across the county.
Schools who had never delivered football before have since been able to create girls football teams because of the work done by Shrewsbury Town in The Community.
The Community’s Girls and Women’s Football and Development Officer Peter Wilson is confident of building on the success of the previous programmes, and said: “We've seen a good start to the Premier League Girls Programme, already seeing us delivering nine different projects to a wide range of audiences.
“The variations of sessions keep the sessions interesting for the participants and match their needs and requirements.
“We have already beat the national targets set and for the younger age banding see us having a massive impact in the local community. We are seeing the impact from last year with players coming through to the RTC and other sessions that we run at the club and we hope that we continue to see this trend.”