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Join the Movement!

In October 2020 The FA unveiled its ambitious new women’s and girls’ football strategy.

Inspiring Positive Change, the new four-year strategy (2020-2024), pledges to create a sustainable future for women’s and girls’ football in England.

Through this strategy The FA wants to ensure every woman and girl has the opportunity to play, compete and excel in them game.

You can read the full document here, and how London FA has pledged to help deliver these ambitious objectives here.

We look forward to working with, and supporting you all on your journey.

London FA work with diverse partners across the grassroots and professional game, and corporate, charitable, and public sectors, to engage female participants at every level of the game, to grow and develop the female football offer, which includes:

Clubs and Leagues
Recreational football
Female Coaches
Female Referees

Where can I find a team?
Within London FA we have over 300 women's teams. Whether you're a beginner trying football for the first time, want to play at a high level or maybe you're getting back into the game, we can signpost you towards the right opportunity.

You can find information on Women and Girls’ teams in your area in the map below.

Get In Touch

Football Development Team

E: development@londonfa.com

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Girls Football in Schools

WAYS TO PLAY FOR WOMEN & GIRLS IN LONDON

SSE WildcatsWildcats is a programme designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to get into the game!

The sessions take place on a weekly basis either after school or at weekends, subject to local organisers.

For more information, click here.

Looking for a club? 

If you are a player looking for a club, please use this mapping tool, which contains all our women and girls' playing opportunities across London. Please contact clubs directly.

If your female football provision is not included please let us know! Get in touch at Development@LondonFA.com
Youth LEAGUES

 

Capital Girls LeagueEstablished in 2011, Capital Girls’ League was a joint venture between Middlesex FA, London FA and AFA with the aim to increase the number of young females playing football across Greater London. 

Since season 2020/21, the Capital Girls’ League has been run independently by a Management Committee made up of volunteers from member clubs within the league. It will continue to develop its offer to ensure it is meeting the needs of teams across the Capital.

The League will continue as a ‘Central Venue’ league for age groups U7 - U9, based at Chase Lodge in Barnet and Rectory Park in Northolt.

The older age groups U10 - U18 will follow a Home & Away format, with U10 & U11 being non-competitive. 

All games are played on Saturdays, and divisions are provided dependant on current demand. 

For any questions or to join the league please contact League Secretary Simon Reid at secretary@capitalgirlsleague.co.uk

 

 

 

London County Saturday Youth Football LeagueLondon County Saturday Youth Football League (U7 – U18)
The league is a youth football league covering the London area, with teams predominantly from a 12-mile radius of SW18.

The league currently offers mixed football at all age groups and is looking to re-develop it’s girls only divisions from October 2021.

Clubs or teams wishing to join the league should contact:
 
League Secretary: Graham Harknett 
Contact Number: 07951798448 
Contact email: lcsyfl.secretary@aol.co.uk 

If you are passionate about developing girls football and are interested in joining the league committee – please get in touch.

 

 

Camden & Islington YLCamden & Islington Youth Football League is a midweek evening league played at Market Road pitches – located north of Kings Cross on the border and Camden & Islington. The league caters for 7 to 16-year-olds and plays 8-a-side football. 

The league is a competitive and league recognised as some of the best football in the area. 

There are two divisions at most age groups and the league will run a preliminary league at the start of the season before splitting into A and B divisions.

There are typically 7 or 8 teams in each division, and they will play each other once in the preliminary league and then twice in the A and B divisions thus playing 18 to 21 competitive league matches in addition to the Challenge Cup, which is hosted at each age group. 

Girls' divisions running during season 2020/21 at the age groups U11, U13, U15.

For further information please contact League Secretary Karen Greene on 07785 224888.

 

 

Tandridge YFLTandridge Youth League is an FA Charter Standard Youth League.

The league catchment area is inside a corridor from the Thames down the A23 to Crawley, and the Thames down the A20 to Tunbridge Wells.

There are 100 clubs with nearly 600 competing teams. 

The league offers girls-only football from U9 through to U14, however, the league will also support any other age ranges that evolve throughout the season. 

League Secretary:
Derek Harris  
Contact Number: 020 8668 3535  
Contact Email: drharris@sky.com

 

Hackney Marshes Saturday YouthHackney Marshes Saturday Youth League is a central venue FA Charter Standard Youth League, currently offering girls-only football in a new U13’s division, however, the league will support any other age ranges according to demand. 
 
For further information please contact Michael Cole via michael.cole@hackney.gov.uk

 

 

Regents Park Youth LeagueCentral venue league based in Regent’s Park, with teams travelling from Camden, Islington, Hackney, Brent, Westminster, Haringey, Tower Hamlets, Barnet and Harrow. 

The league currently offers girls-only divisions at U9, U11 and U13, which involve bi-weekly matches at Regent’s Park. 

Registration for the league will be opening shortly – please contact info@rpyl.co.uk to join the mailing list for further information.

Adult Leagues & Initiatives

Super 5 League is 5-a-side football league in Hackney, London where women and non-binary people of all levels are welcome. The League is comprised of 52 teams across 7 divisions, with international and charity events throughout the year. The league was proudly awarded FA Grassroots League of the Year 2019 and 2020

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Despite football being London’s most popular participation sport, unless you have a team or large group of friends to play with, it is sometimes difficult to find chances to play. Footy Addicts was developed to solve this problem, and makes it more convenient for people to organise, find and play matches. The focus is on participation and enjoyment of the game, creating a welcoming atmosphere for people to play, meet new people and stay healthy.

London FA recognised the growing demand for shorter, more bite-sized forms of the game - Footy Addicts is now recognised as an official partner for small sided football, and is London FA’s largest affiliated small sided provider, with over 400 teams. 

Use the Footy Addicts platform to play football, organize games, socialise, keep fit and have fun!

https://footyaddicts.com/football-games/women-london

Greater London Women's Football LeagueThe Greater London Women’s Football League currently covers London, Middlesex, AFA and Surrey, and falls under Tier 7 of the Women's Football Pyramid.
For new teams wishing to enter, the league is open for applications from March to June (sometimes July). The season runs from September to May providing organised league football each Sunday in and around London, only breaking for Christmas.
The league also assists with signposting players to suitable clubs to ensure a good fit based on experience and level.

League Secretary: Julie Syer
Contact email: glwfl.gensec@gmail.com
Find them on Twitter @glwfleague

Coming Soon

WO Sports

Will be presenting a new mixed U7s introductory provision for Waltham Forest & surrounding areas for the 2021/22 season. Clubs should aim to become FA Charter Standard within their first season joining the league.

For more information contact: info@wo-sports.co.uk