Women and Girls

FA Skills Team

The FA Skills Programme delivers high quality football coaching for 5-11 year olds. We strive to achieve this by creating learning environments that are safe and inclusive, as well as coaching sessions that are simple, game related and enjoyable.

Above all else, The FA Skills Programme puts the child at the heart of the learning process, in a way that is engaging and fun.

Your nearest Girls Only Centre is at: (4-6pm). 

Monks Walk School,
Knightsfield,
Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire,
AL8 7NL

Click here for more details on the FA Skills Programme.

Mash Up Sessions For Girls

The FA Football Mash up Programme (FMU) is an initiative that looks to deliver a range of targeted football development interventions; but the essence of the programme is to offer young teenagers (male and female inc disabled participants) who have either dropped out of football, or who are on the verge of doing so, the opportunity to play in a more social and recreational football setting with the core emphasis on having fun.

We have numerous girls only sessions throughout the county;

  • Nobel School, Stevenage – Tuesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm - Futsal
  • Yavneh School, Borehamwood – Wednesdays 4-5pm – Football
  • STAGS, St Albans – Monday 3:30pm-4:30pm – Football
  • Samuel Ryder School, St Albans – Mondays 3:30pm-4:30pm - Futsal
  • Stanborough School, Welwyn Garden City – Wednesdays 3:15pm-4:15pm – Football
  • Goffs School, Broxbourne – Fridays 3:15pm-4:15pm - Futsal
  • Hitchin Belles – Football  - TBC
  • Garston Ladies @ Edge Grove School – Futsal - TBC
  • Ashlyn’s School with Berko Raiders – Futsal – TBC

If you are interested in being involved with the Football Mash Up sessions then please contact Beth Dawes via beth.dawes@hertfordshirefa.com or on 01462 650 219.

Local Girls and Women’s League

Girls: In Hertfordshire we have the Hertfordshire Girls Football Partnership League which is a charter standard league. The league provides girl’s football from U8s through to U18s.

If you want to contact the league you can visit their website by clicking here

Women: The local Women’s league is the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Women’s Football League which was established in 2004 and now has 3 divisions for Women’s football.

If you want to contact the league you can visit their website by clicking here

Here Come the Girls

This is a school club link programme to get more young girls involved in football. We will work closely with local clubs in the county who want to try and increase girl’s provision at their club.

Clubs will go into local primary schools to offer taster sessions for 6-8 weeks and then the girls who take part will be invited to a free session at the club. Through this programme we are hopeful that the girls will then go onto join the club and affiliate as a team for the following season.

If your club is interested in being part of this programme contact Beth Dawes via beth.dawes@hertfordshirefa.com or on 01462 650 219.

FA Girls Centre of Excellence

In Hertfordshire the Centre of Excellence is run by Arsenal Ladies. The FA Girls Centres of Excellence (COE) are enhanced coaching centres for U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 age groups, with the aim being to provide players with the support required to develop their sporting potential.

They run for a minimum of 30 weeks per season from July through to May. Players can only join a centre within 90 minutes travelling time of where they live.

Access to the COE programme is through a trial process held in June each year. Click here for more information on Arsenal Ladies Centre of Excellence here.

Recreational Football

We also have recreational opportunities for women to take part in Football in the county. In partnership with Arsenal Ladies, we currently host a friendly 5v5 Women’s League in Cotlandswick, London Colney.

If you are interested in being part of this league contact Ciara Allan at Arsenal Ladies via callan@arsenal.co.uk

We also offer Soccercise sessions in Hertfordshire, this combines a variety of fitness exercise with a football. This is run by qualified coach from Arsenal Ladies.

If you are interested in being involved with a soccercise session, please contact Ken Headington via ken.headington@hertfordshirefa.com

FA Women’s Super League

In Hertfordshire we are also lucky to have 2 WSL teams based in the county; Arsenal Ladies who compete in WSL1 and Watford Ladies who compete in WSL2.

Arsenal Ladies play all their home matches at Borehamwood FC and Watford Ladies FC play at Berkhamsted FC; For more information on the FA WSL click here.


If you are interested in learning more about Girls Football contact Beth Dawes on beth.dawes@hertfordshirefa.com For Women’s Football, please contact Ken Headington on ken.headington@hertfordshirefa.com

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