Gillingham Ladies are pleased to be supporting Women’s Football Week 2014 by inviting students within Kent to attend our home fixture against Coventry Ladies in the FA Women’s Premier League Cup on Sunday for free.
Not only that, but the club are encouraging female players within the county to consider getting in touch and playing for the club.
The FA, English Colleges FA and British University and Colleges Sport have all combined to provide a week to support and profile the development of women’s football in the education sector.
This fantastic opportunity enables universities and colleges across the country to get creative and engage with female student’s right at the start of the academic year. Whether it be linking in with current provision, or innovating something completely new and pioneering.
The focused week of action aims to catalyse female participation in education by inviting institutions to deliver a minimum of one activity, just for women. WFW 2013 saw over 1,000 women in 82 colleges take part in activity, and with BUCS now on board, the week is set to be the biggest yet.
Rachel Pavlou, FA National Women’s Football Development Manager, said> “Women’s Football Week will provide some great opportunities for new and existing players to get involved in activities at their college, 6th form or university. We’re hoping that these opportunities will encourage women to continue playing throughout the academic year, whether in weekly sessions, fun matches or an organised league.”
To help support and raise awareness for the week within Kent, Gillingham Ladies are offering students – male and female – the opportunity to watch Sunday’s game at MEMS Priestfield Stadium for free upon presentation of a valid student card.
Players who’d like to support their football at university, college or school and wish to play for Gillingham Ladies can email firstname.lastname@example.org