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The FA Girls' Football Festival in association with Continental Tyres, visited Ivybridge Community College, Ivybridge, Devon, on Sunday 7th July.
Hundreds of girls, new to the game and regular players, took part in the free programme aimed at encouraging girls to get involved in the game. The event was organised through the support of Devon FA and the FA Tesco Skills team.
The participants, aged from 5-17 years old, were accompanied by FA WSL players Corinne Yorston, Bristol Academy Club Captain, and Spanish team mate Laura Del Rio Garcia. The players delighted the youngsters by taking part in the coaching sessions. They also signed autographs, took part in photography, and offered top tips and advice on how to get involved in football. The inspired girls also had the chance to ask their burning questions in a Q&A.
The format of the day was fun and active, combining football, lifestyle and music. The festival was led by FA approved coaches and activities included skills and drills, interactive games (target shots, speed cage, batak boards) and mini matches inside an inflatable pitch. There was also mini matches run by Devon FA alongside the festival.
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