When: 1st April 2014(10am – 2pm)
Where: Port Talbot Football Club, The GenQuip Stadium, Victoria Road, Port Talbot. SA12 6AD
A girls’ only festival day at the GenQuip Stadium of Port Talbot football club will be taking place next week. The day will showcase more than 100 young female players coming together representing local primary schools. These schools have received the benefit of the Port Talbot Community Sports programme who in turn have benefited from a FAW grant.<2R>
As part of the FAW and national team sponsor Vauxhall’s commitment to grassroots football, the Fun Football Programme has offered support to several football programmes across Wales to develop and aid community engagement programmes. The accreditation scheme is targeted at increasing participation in football for children of all abilities in a safe learning environment.The term “fun football” is recognised by UEFA and is endorsed as a grass roots development initiative.
The Fun Football Programme has seen more than 18000 female participation opportunities created across Wales in 2013. This coincided with the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship taking place in west Wales last summer, the first UEFA tournament to come to the country.