Women's Football News, Print, Web and TV Media
Latest News Women's Football TV News Archive Search Get the Mag

 
Share page on Social Media:   f  Share     t     G+   find us on Twitter: @wssmagnews
 
Women's Football News
 

Women's Soccer Scene
FA Festival reaches Northwich
 Women's Football News 18 Jun 2014
 
FA Festival reaches Northwich - 18 Jun 2014 - Women's Football NewsThe FA Girls' Football Festival in association with Continental Tyres visited Northwich on Monday 16th June. 
 
334 girls from local schools got in the festival mood as they descended on Moss Farm Leisure Complex to take part in the free programme aimed at increasing and retaining participation in the game. The event was organised through the support of the Cheshire County FA.
 
The participants, aged 5-11 years old, were accompanied by England and Everton player Fern Whelan and Manchester City player Isobel Christiansen, who took part in activities including a question and answer session!
 
The format of the day was fun and active, combining football, lifestyle and music. FA approved coaches led the festival and activities included skills and drills, interactive games (target shoot, speed cage, batak boards) and mini matches inside an inflatable pitch. Referee ambassadors delivered a refereeing workshop and girls also had the chance to pose with the FA WSL trophy, the Cyprus Cup and The FA WSL Continental Cup. In addition, the FA WSL mascot Berry the Bear was in attendance, along with Gresty the Lion from Crewe Alexander FC and there was hair braiding and face painting to add to the festival atmosphere. The two mascots took part in a dance off with Berry coming out the winner on the crowd's decision.
 
Speaking about the opportunities she had when she started playing football as an eight-year-old, Fern Whelan said: "Very little compared to what there are now, I used to play as part of a boys team and I was the only girl, so it took a lot of effort and time to succeed where as now they have a lot more opportunities like this."
 
Issy Christiansen highlighted the importance of getting girls involved in football to continue the development of the game. "It helps girls improve and lets them know that there are teams out there that they can play for", said the Manchester City striker. "A few of the girls have come up to me and said they want to find a team to play, so I think that epitomises the importance of the event and shows how much the girls enjoy it."
 
The girls will have the opportunity to watch top level women's football in Widnes as two of the country's biggest cities go head-to-head when the FA WSL returns from its mid-season break. London and Liverpool will battle it out for city supremacy when Arsenal and Chelsea travel up to Merseyside for a double header on Sunday 29th June.

Liverpool will take on Arsenal (12.15pm kick off) at the Select Security Stadium in Halton, followed by Everton's match against Chelsea (3.15pm).

 
 back to TOP

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Women's Soccer Scene Media ©
 
LiveNews HEADLINES
 
on mobile   wssNews.co.uk 
 

 
Loading...
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
Womens Football TV
 
Latest wssTV  
 

 

 
Womens Football Magazine
 
Womens Football Magazine


 
Womens Soccer Secene Media

 
Safe For Kids

 
Discount Football Kits

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Womens Football News send your story photos and video

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
News Archive
News 2017-2018
News 2016-2017
News 2015-2016
News 2014-2015
News 2013-2014
News 2012-2013
News 2011-2012
Women's World Cup 2011
News 2010-2011
News 2009-2010
News 2008-2009
News 2007-2008
Women's World Cup 2007
News 2006-2007
News 2005-2006
News Euro 2005
News 2004-2005
News 2003-2004

 
Women's Sport Search
 
Women's Sport Search

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Women's Football History

 
THREE LIONS ON HER SHIRT

 
FA Womens Football Awards

 
BBC Sport Women's Football

 
Women's Football Advertising

 
Football Foundation

 
FREE CHILDRENS STORIES


 
Total page reads:

© designed, created, hosted and managed by  WWW Support Services   (click for info)