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 upwards.

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 

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FA Women and Girls Strategy 2020-2024

Inspiring Positive Change

The FA's strategy pledges to create a sustainable future for women's and girls football in England, outlining eight transformational objectives to be achieved by 2024.

These include ensuring girls have equal access to football in schools and clubs, developing high performance pathways for players, and supporting the development of female coaches and referees throughout the game.

Download the Strategy Document
Supporting the Women's Game in Hertfordshire
Did you know that you can watch some of the biggest stars in the Women's game in our county?


In Hertfordshire we are lucky to have one of the leading FA Women's Super League teams based in our county, with 2018/19 champions Arsenal Women playing home games at Boreham Wood FC. There you can see many of the top female players from around the world in action week in, week out. 

In addition we have several FA Women's National League sides that you can follow, with Watford FC Women playing home games at Kings Langley and Stevenage FC Women at The County Ground in Letchworth. 


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

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