U21 Ladies Football in Hertfordshire

Under 21s

Opportunities for players aged U16 - U21

From Young Stars to Young Lionessess

Hertfordshire FA wants to support young players move from youth football into adult open age football.

The Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Women’s Football League provide open age football games for a number of local ladies’ clubs - players can compete in open age football from the age of 16.

Clubs, schools, colleges and universities also provide opportunities in a range of formats for female players aged 16-21 of all abilities to play the game.

What’s more, Hertfordshire FA support a number of ‘kickabout’ session across the county for young female players that may not want to get into adult football just yet.

From College Schemes to local leagues, find out how you can get involved here.

16-19 Football Education Schemes

A number of clubs and colleges in Hertfordshire run programmes for students aged 16+ that combine education with football development.

These schemes can help players’ achieve their sporting potential and get a recognised qualification.

Football can play an important role within colleges, whether it is part of your course or as part of an enrichment opportunity. Hertfordshire FA and the English Colleges FA support clubs and colleges with football education programmes to develop all format of the game.

There are a wide range of programmes currently running in Hertfordshire. For more information please visit the ECFA website.

English Colleges FA


Playing at University

The University of Hertfordshire 

One of the best ways to meet like-minded people, to have fun and to broaden your horizons, is to join a football club.

The FA, in partnership with BUCS and Sport England support a University Football Activator at the University of Hertfordshire.

Activators work as football development officers at the University; facilitating football opportunities for active students and intra-mural competitions while supporting BUCS football too.

The University of Hertfordshire offer players opportunities in football and futsal clubs for all abilities.

University of HertfordshirE sports clubs 

Get In Touch


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The FA Women's & Girl's Strategy

game plan for growth

The FA plans to double the number of women and girls taking part in football by 2020.

We have three simple goals to increase the number and diversity of women’s coaches, referees and administrators in the sport at all levels.

  • Double Participation
  • Double Fans
  • Consistent Success on the World Stage

Download the Game Plan for Growth

Supporting the FA WSL & FA WPL
Watch the stars - week in, week out - in Hertfordshire! 


In Hertfordshire we are lucky to have two FA Women's Super League teams based in the county; Arsenal Ladies who compete in WSL1 and Watford Ladies who compete in WSL2. In addition, Stevenage Ladies currently compete in the FA Women's Premier League.

Arsenal Ladies play all their home matches at Boreham Wood FC and Watford Ladies FC play at Kings Langley FC, while Stevenage Ladies play at Hertford Town FC. 


Click on the links below to visit the club websites for tickets, news and opportunities to support your local team.

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