Arsenal Women working to develop girls' football

Arsenal Women FC and Middlesex County FA are working together to support the development of women & girls’ football.

Across the 2018-19 season, 10 free Arsenal Women Sister School packages will be provided to Primary Schools in Middlesex.

The Arsenal Women Sister School Programme is unique in nature and aims to support schools, develop girls sport and foster & inspire a love of football. The key aims of the programme are to:

• Inspire every girl to love the game

• Support teachers with skills & confidence to deliver more girls football at their school

Schools being accepted on to the programme will receive:

•          100x Arsenal Women FC home tickets

•          3x 2 hour coaching support visits

•          10x coaching session plans

•          1x School assembly delivered by Arsenal Women coaches

•          Access to 3x teacher development workshops

•          Access to play in the Arsenal Women Sister School Festival

To support the longevity and legacy of girls football, as an exclusive offer, schools applying to receive a free Sister School Membership will also receive one place for a female teacher to complete The FA Level 1 in Coaching Football. The course will be delivered by Arsenal Women across the October and February half terms.

To be considered for the free Arsenal Women Sister School opportunity schools will need to complete an online application through this link.

“Arsenal Women provide one of the best sister school offers, we’re delighted to be working with them to offer more girls and schools in Middlesex the opportunity to be play football, ” said Middlesex FA Head of Participation, Lynsey Edwards.

Tom Hartley, Development Office for Arsenal Women explained, “To work with Middlesex FA to support the development of Women & Girl’s football within the county, especially providing these opportunities to schools & teachers for free is fantastic. We hope that these opportunities will inspire the next generation of female players and coaches”.

Arsenal Women are continuing to create football opportunities for girls in Middlesex and beyond by running a Player Development Programme and Sister Club Programme. The aim of all of the coaching development work that Arsenal Women offer is to Inspire every girl to love the game. More information on all of our programmes can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Arsenal Women Sister School Programme, or the opportunity to apply for a free place on the programme in the 2018/19 season, please contact Arsenal Women Development Officer Tom Hartley –

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