International Women’s Day: Girls Granted Equal Access to School Sport

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Schools in England have today been told they must deliver at least two hours of PE each week and that girls and boys should be able to play the same sports in lessons and extra-curricular clubs; this follows a campaign launched by England Women after their European Championship triumph last summer.

With the Lionesses’ legacy still roaring on, the Trust reflects on all we have done over the last year to enhance our Women and Girls delivery across a range of sports.


During 2022 we engaged with 4,226 female participants across all our sessions. That figure is up 3.98% from 2021 and continues to grow year on year.

Developed new player pathways

With our Emerging Talent Centre Licence and the support of the FA, we now offer more opportunities for young players to progress.

Working with local grassroots teams

Encouraging players to play and compete on a weekly basis within a league set-up.

Providing free female community sessions and camps

Encouraging girls to try football without having to pay or commit to a term/season.

Delivering a weekly Womenโ€™s recreation session. Creating an inclusive and relaxed space for participants to play, develop skills, socialise and have fun. Also connecting with other adult female teams to play fixtures during the half terms.

Staffing and role models  

Greater visibility of female coaches and mentors. In addition to this, our Gymnastics coaches work tirelessly every week to encourage every participant regardless of ability.

Female Post-16 Programme  

Providing an education pathway for female students to participate in training and matches alongside their studies.

For more information about all of our Women and Girls Programmes, click here:

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