Bangor City FC in the Community have launched their latest girls project in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust
Bangor City FC in the Community the community partnership between Bangor City FC and Vi-Ability have recently launched a new girls football project. This new scheme is being delivered in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust with a key aim of getting more girls playing football on a regular basis.
The project is being targeted at girls aged 7 - 11 years and as such will be delivered across Primary Schools in Gwynedd and Anglesey. Each Primary School will receive free taster sessions for all the girls in Years 3 to 6 with a weekly Turn Up and Play Session being set up to provide regular Girls Only football opportunities.
This project is being rolled out in 3 areas with each area having 2 phases to the development of the scheme. The 3 areas in which the sessions will be delivered are Bangor; Holyhead and Llangefni.
The 1st phase of the project will be to go out into local Primary Schools to deliver free Girls Only taster sessions during the school day. These taster sessions are aimed at generating an interest among girls in playing football, give them a positive experience of the sport and demonstrate that football can just be about fun, enjoyment, recreation and not about competition.
Phase 2 will then be establishing a weekly Girls Only Turn Up and Play (TUP) session in each area. These TUP sessions will provide an opportunity for girls to come to a relaxed and professional environment every week, play football, enjoy themselves, make new friends but most importantly have fun!!!
November 2015 has seen Bangor City in the Community begin to roll out phase 1 of this project which will see a total of 12 Primary Schools in the area receive free taster sessions before a TUP session is kicked off on a Thursday 4pm - 5pm at Bangor City FC. So far the scheme has seen over 130 girls playing football and having fun in 4 Primary Schools: Ysgol Our Lady's; Ysgol Llandygai; Ysgol Pen Y Bryn and Ysgol St Gerard's.
Bangor City's Community Officer Ethan Ray said "This is a fantastic project to be delivering in the area, it is great to be getting out into the community and engaging girls within football, giving them positive experiences of the sport and overall getting more girls playing more football, more regularly. Its is great to be working in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust on another scheme and we cant wait to get out to more schools to engender a Love for Football in more girls."