To celebrate the Women’s World Cup, we are putting on five Football Festivals across Wales in June and July to provide girls and their families the opportunity to try football.
The Women’s World Cup is taking place in France this summer, between Friday 7th June and Sunday 7th July 2019. This means that the women’s game will receive an unprecedented amount of global promotion and profile during this time providing us with an ideal platform to encourage girls in Wales to try football. Each festival will have clubs and partners as well as Premiership players attending with different stations to choose from with fun games, challenges and freebies to take home.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR WALES?
There will be five regional festivals taking place across Wales between June – July this summer. All events are open to new and existing girls, boys and their families who want to enjoy a fun day of football related activities! The events will welcome clubs and partners to deliver fun activities throughout the day for participants to enjoy with their friends.
HOW WILL IT WORK?
Each participant will receive a FAW Trust passport on arrival. Once they have visited six stations, they will receive a stamp. That stamp will allow them to choose a prize at the end of their journey! Clubs can provide each participant with club flyers, information and training details to encourage the girls to join their local club as they visit their station.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Just come along to your local festival with your friends and family – all activities are free of charge!
DATES AND VENUES
27th June: Pencoed Primary School, Bridgend, CF35 6RH, 16:30 – 19:30
29th June: Cwmbran Stadium, Gwent, NP44 3YS, 11:00 – 15:00
29th June: The Globe, Buckley, CH7 3LY, 10:00 – 14:00
30th June: Berriew Football Club, Welshpool, SY21 8PG, 10:00 – 15:00
7th July: Morriston Leisure Centre, Swansea, SA6 6NN, 11:00 – 14:00
7th July: Hopkinstown Cricket Club, RCT, CF37 2PR, 12:00 - 16:00
14th July: St Florence Village & Sports Ground, Pembrokeshire, SA70 8BA, 14:00 – 16:00
WHAT’S THE AIM?
1) To provide new girls of all ages and their families the opportunity to try football for the first time
2) To encourage existing players to enjoy their favourite sport with their friends and siblings
3) To raise the profile of the women’s game as a whole
WHAT’S THE CLUBS’ ROLE?
We are inviting clubs and partners to come along as their chosen World Cup country for the day. Each club will be responsible for one station each on the day which can be any activity that will engage girls in football! This could be a challenge, a game or a drill – providing it is fun, encourages teamwork and emphasises the inclusivity of football. We are encouraging all existing club players to come along with a friend who doesn’t play football – it’s their chance to have a go and experience all that football has to offer!