About

Female football is growing rapidly across Wales but we want to inspire more girls to play the game.

Celebrating Women’s Football. Mastercard presents:
Celebrating Women’s Football. Mastercard presents:

To show we're serious about growing the female game, we've set an ambitious target of 20,000 affiliated players in Wales by 2024.

On this page, you will find some resources to help girls fall in love with the game. 

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Places for females to play football

If you're a girl and you've fallen in love with football the first thing to do is check our Girls Club Portal

GIRLS CLUB PORTAL

If you can't find a club near you, contact your local league for more information.

South Wales Women's and Girls League
West Wales Womens Girls League
North Wales Girls Football League
Ceredigion Junior Girls League
Pembrokeshire Women's & Girls League
Powys Girls League
North Wales Women's Football League

Another option is to go straight to your local club to see if they have, or are willing to start a girls' section.

ACCREDITED CLUBS

Beatball

Why is FAW Beatball so good?!
Why is FAW Beatball so good?!

If you haven't yet fallen in love with the beautiful game, try Beatball, the exciting new activity designed to get girls loving the football.

It's an exciting combination of football and dance, designed to get girls familiar with the football.
We kicked it off at Capital FM's Cardiff Bay Beach and girls from around South Wales joined in the fun.

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Now we want to spread the Beatball buzz far and wide, so for more details, head straight to beatball.cymru

COULD MY DAUGHTER EVER PLAY FOR WALES?

Yes. We have a Girls' Player Pathway in place that goes from grassroots right-up to the national squad.

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Here's how it works...

Performance Centres: The FAW Trust currently has seven female Performance Centres, located around Wales. They provide additional training for selected female players, with C Certificate or B Licence coaches.
Each Performance Centre hosts 30 training sessions every year and regular fixtures.

Weekly Regional Sessions: These sessions (in north and south Wales) provide additional high quality training for the top players in our Performance Centres and eligible players who play outside of Wales. Selected players are given a bespoke conditioning programme and have access to support staff to aid their development.

Regional Fixture Programme: A regional fixture programme is in place for selected players within our Weekly Regional Sessions and additional players who don't have access to weekly regional sessions (due to travelling or club commitments).

National U15 Girls' Squad: Our National U15 squad currently has seven camps each seaosn, which include a minimum of nine competitive fixtures. Players are selected for national camps through our Weekly Regional Sessions and our Regional Fixture Programme.

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From there, the best players enjoy a seamless pathway, as they move up to the national U17 and U19 squads, under the governance of the FAW, before joining up with the National Senior Women's Squad.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WELSH WAY OF PLAYING