The free programme is a joint initiative between The FA and Continental Tyres, providing girls aged 5 to 16 with an exciting, interactive football experience for both those new to the game and regular players.
Combining football, lifestyle and music, the event will provide a range of innovative equipment, including an inflatable pitch, speed cage, shooting drills, quick feet and batak boards. To add to the festival atmosphere, there will be hair braiding and face painting. The FA WSL mascot Berry the Bear will also be in attendance.
Participants will have the chance to meet and play with some of the stars of The FA WSL. In addition, Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers, will be demonstrating her amazing array of tricks and skills.
The FA Girls’ Football Festivals in association with Continental Tyres has gone from strength to strength, with 2016 attracting over 8,000 girls across the 17 events. Now a much-anticipated fixture in the annual calendar for the Women’s and Girls’ game, the 2017 Festivals will once again visit over 15 locations around the country between June and November.
Festival sponsors Continental Tyres believe in the importance of grass root football, with UK Marketing Director, Tracey Mortimer saying:
“The FA Girls Football Festivals with Continental Tyres grows year on year, giving tens of thousands of young girls the chance to get involved with the sport. At Continental Tyres we are extremely proud that 2017 is our 7th year partnering with The FA and undoubtedly is set to be the biggest and best so far”.
Marzena Bogdanowicz, The FA’s Head of Commercial and Marketing for Women’s Football said: “It has been a busy summer for women’s football and The FA – with our Gameplan for Growth - remain committed to doubling girls’ football participation by 2020. The FA Girls’ Football Festival in association with Continental Tyres is a perfect opportunity to inspire girls throughout Nottingham to get involved in the game.”
For more information on women’s football and where to play please visit www.TheFA.com/womens.