100FC In Focus - Girls United
100FC is a game-changing female coaching programme, launched by London FA with significant investment from Wembley National Stadium Trust (WNST).
In line with The FA’s national strategy for women and girl’s football, 100FC is a three-year project to recruit and train 100 new female coaches per year through a funding coaching pathway.
For females aged 16 and over across London, coaches will be supported in their first steps in coaching, including funding for coaching courses and coaching placements across a range of organisations.
A club that has benefited from 100FC and the development of coaches through the programme is Girls United.
Based in South London, Girls United is an organisation with the vision of providing girls around the world with equal access to football and giving them skills that will allow them to chase their dreams, on and off the pitch. The club focuses on going beyond the technical/tactical to develop confident leaders and creating development opportunities for coaches.
As an organisation that is passionate about supporting our coaches, 100FC has been massively impactful for the club, because it has allowed the club to give its coaches, who come from a range of very different backgrounds, the opportunity to undergo qualifications and be a part of a support network of female role models and peers.
Students studying at UCFB spoke to founder of Girls United, Romina Calatayud.
For more information on 100FC and how to get involved, please click here