BRISTOL INNER CITY FOOTBALL ACADEMY (in association with Horfield Leisure Centre ‘Everyone Active’) have been selected as The FA KEY PARTNER ORGANISATION to deliver the SSE Wildcats Mini Soccer Programme in Bristol.
The FA has committed to doubling Women and Girls participation by 2020. In order to support this target, girls need to experience football within the community at a younger age. Currently only 3% of mini soccer teams are girls only and just 41% of girls (compared to 95% boys) aged under-10 play football.
Research has shown that the majority of girls enjoy playing in girls’ only teams more than mixed teams and the earlier a girl starts playing football the more likely they are to have a long-term relationship with the sport.
The FA Girls’ Mini Soccer Centre Programme is a female only playing opportunity for girls aged 5 – 11.
The Bristol Centre will take place on a weekly basis.
Every Friday 17:00 – 18:00 @ Horfield Leisure Centre BS7 0SW
Please book your sessions, £3 per session or £45 for 18 weeks **=3 free weeks**
It will be a safe environment where girls can have fun engaging with sport, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and create foundations for a lifelong love of physical activity.
The FA’s programme will seek to redress the gender balance by establishing Girls’ Mini Soccer Centres across the Country in the Spring/Summer 2017. Girls will be given the opportunity to experience football through fun sessions that encapsulate friendships, character building and learning.
Alongside the main activity, MSCs will also provide an opportunity for the attending parents, guardians and siblings to engage in ‘Family Sessions’, eg Soccercise/Walking football…