On Friday 20th November 2015, Sport Cardiff in partnership with Cardiff Met hosted a FIFA Live Your goals festival at the Welsh institute of Sport with support from the Welsh Football Trust and Football Association of Wales.
The purpose of the initiative is to encourage new players to get involved as well as sustaining our existing players in the game. The following schools participated in the event: St Albans, Bishop Childs, Llanedeyrn, St Joseph’s, St Philips Evans, Coed Glas, Kitchener, Bryn Hafod, Windsor Clive and Hywell Dda with a total of 145 girls taking part.
Also supporting the event was South Wales Women’s and Girls’ League (www.swwgl.org.uk) and the Welsh Premier Women’s League (www.wpwl.wales/www.wpwl.cymru). This provided the girls with an excellent opportunity to meet and be coached by some of the Welsh Premier League club players residing in that location and access to information about their local clubs. This cemented the link between the grassroots game and the highest tier of Women’s football in Wales.
For information on your closest grassroots and Welsh Premier Women’s League clubs please visit the websites listed above! Go on girls – play and love the game!