Wednesday 21st October saw the Racecourse Community Foundation host their biggest girls only football festival ever! 200 girls aged between 6 and 11 from local primary schools attended the FIFA Live Your Goals Festival held at Glyndwr University Sports Centre in partnership with the Welsh Football Trust.
The Live Your Goals campaign targets and inspires women and girls to play football and stay in the game. The campaign was launched at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™ and has evolved into one of FIFA’s most recognised women’s football initiatives. The first, and most important, objective of Live Your Goals is to encourage women and girls to participate in football.
Racecourse Community Foundation have held a number of girls football taster sessions in Wrexham Primary Schools since the beginning of September as part of a project that will continue on until March 2016.
The Festival saw girls taking part in various football activities as well as dance, hoola hooping and freestyling! The festival included activities with a world hoola hooping record holder and professional football freestyler .
As part of this project Racecourse Community Foundation are also running Girls Only Fun Football sessions at different locations around Wrexham. All girls are invited along to these sessions that run weekly at Colliers Park, Gresford on Mondays 4-5pm and at Splash Magic Leisure Centre at Plas Madoc on Thursdays 4-5pm. Both of these sessions are £2 each. In addition to this, there is a Girls Development Centre at Glyndwr Sports Centre on Tuesday evenings 5-6pm which are more technical based sessions aimed to develop the girls technical skills.
For more information on any of the girls only sessions, please contact Gemma Jones on 01978 294414 or [email protected] .