Youngsters showcase skills at FA Girls’ Football Festival

PUBLISHED: 07:05 19 November 2017

FA Girls' Football Festival, supported by Cambs and Hunts FA

FA Girls' Football Festival, supported by Cambs and Hunts FA

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Cambs FA and Hunts FA combine to support participation

A skills showcase was put on by more than 230 youngsters at the final FA Girls’ Football Festival of 2017.

The event, held at One Leisure St Ives Outdoor with the support of Cambs and Hunts FAs, was aimed at increasing and retaining girls’ participation in the game.

The players, who were from various schools across the county, ranged in age from five to 16-years-old and took part in a variety of activities combining football, fun and music.

The festival, a joint initiative by The FA and Continental Tyres, included skills and drills sessions, interactive games, mini matches and a refereeing workshop.

And Charlotte Lade, a leading professional football freestyler, was also in attendance.

Rachel Pavlou, FA national women’s football participation manager said “I am delighted to have attended this fantastic last festival of 2017, especially as it was during FA Girls’ Football Week.

“Everyone has done a terrific job over the year with an amazing 7,830 girls attending over 17 national festivals. Just another great example of collaborative work to support our aim to double participation by 2020.”

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