Moretonville Junior FC has set a target of doubling the number of girls playing football at our club by 2027.
Currently there are around 100 girls enjoying football with Moretonville and we want to double that to 200 by the 2027/28 season.
In the club’s latest update from our thriving girls section, we outlined the achievements so far.
•Wildcats running with 8 new 4-8 year olds, first meeting with Buckingham School to start a Girls Football Schools partnership is planned for July, more advertising about player recruitment to come in July
• Attending the FA female football partnership meetings with other local clubs to develop ideas to promote girls football. E.g. running Futsal tournament over winter 2022/23 so playing time is not lost due to waterlogged pitches
• Women’s Touchline Mums sessions started in June, with 16 women attending the first session
• Club committee support for Target 200 to double the number of female players at Moretonville by 2027
• Articles published on the club website and Facebook page celebrating player Talent and team success
• First FA ‘Stepping over the sidelines’ workshop run in May 2022, to encourage mums at Moretonville to think about supporting team coaching. Further workshops planned in autumn 2022
• One U18G player attending the MK Dons Female Leadership & Development Programme, and now leading our touchline Mums sessi0ns (see above)
While the long-term aim is centred on its 2027/28 challenge, the girls section also revealed its six-month plan.
• Advertise recruitment of female players from all primary school year groups
• Set up and establish the new U10G and U11G teams for the 2022/23 season; make sure all other players are successfully registered
• Establish a new girls team at the Moretonville Minis sessions run by Sport 4 All, for 4-6 year olds.
• All Wildcats attendees to be offered places at Moretonville Minis or S4A Development Centre
• Establish partnership with Buckingham School to offer wider footballing opportunities for secondary school girls in Buckingham
• Launch partnership with HerGameToo initiative to challenge sexism in the game
• Women’s Touchline Mums sessions to continue
• Keep the flow of website and Facebook articles going!
Run a second FA ‘Stepping over the sidelines’ workshop
• Establish a club female coaches forum, linking into the local FA female coaches network