Students participate in FA Girls’ Football Festival

Ms Atkinson was delighted to have been able to take a group of Year 7 girls to the FA Girls’ Football Festival at the Platt Lane complex in Manchester on 10 October.

The young athletes had the opportunity to meet some of the biggest stars of the FA Women’s Super League (FAWSL), as four Manchester City Women players attended on the day. Jane Ross, Ella Toone, Ellie Roebuck and Marie Hourihan all took part in a Q&A session at the end of the festival, inspiring the girls and giving advice on how to get involved in the game.

FA approved coaches led the event, with a number of FA staff and volunteers also there to help out on the day. Sessions from The FA Skills team included drills, interactive games and mini matches.

In addition to the range of activities, Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers, was on hand throughout the day demonstrating her amazing tricks.

Our students thoroughly enjoyed the event and we look forward to seeing what impact it has on their enthusiasm for football!

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