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Women & Girls

Women & girls' football is on the rise in London!

Women and girls' football continues to be the number one female team sport in England, with almost three million females playing the game!

There are now more opportunities than ever before for women and girls in London to get involved in the game - regardless of age, ability or ambitions.

Whether you want to be part of the next generation of Lionesses and take to the world stage or just want to play casually, there's an opportunity for you.

Get In Touch

Football Development Team

E: development@londonfa.com

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Female Football Toolkit

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Female Friendly Clubs Training

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 map tool, which contains all our women and girls' playing opportunities across London.

If your female football provision is not included above or below please let us know! Get in touch at Amanda.Lewis@LondonFA.com
Youth LEAGUES

Capital Girls LeagueCapital Girls League, an FA Charter Standard Youth League, is a tri-county partnership league with Middlesex FA, London FA and Amateur FA with the aim to increase the number of young females playing football across Greater London. The league has grown dramatically over the past few seasons reaching more than 1,000 girls and over 80 teams, and catering for girls from U8 and above.

Younger age groups are organised through a Central Venue format (U8s-U10s) at two venues; North (Chase Lodge Playing Fields) and West (Rectory Park, Northolt). This allows girls at that age to find their love for the game and enjoy playing football with all the other teams on a fortnightly basis.

From U11 and above, the teams are organised through a home and away format. We have been able to grow our league to have multiple divisions at each age group, enabling all the girls to have competitive exciting football to develop them as a player.

For any questions or to join the league, please contact League Secretary Samantha Read at cgl@middlesexfa.com

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 

For LOndon's female coaches

100FC

100FC is a game-changing programme backed by significant investment from the Wembley National Stadium Trust. In line with the FA’s national strategy for women’s and girls’ football, we are leading the drive regionally, with a three-year project to recruit and train 100 new female coaches per year through a funded coaching pathway.

100FC is a programme for females (16+) across London, who will be supported with their first steps in coaching including funding for coaching courses and coaching placements across a range of organisations.

The programme aims to address the dearth of female coaches in the capital and to support the rapidly increasing player participation numbers with a ready, willing and able workforce who have been given the opportunity to flourish in a safe and developmental coaching environment.

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