Football For Girls
Wed 12 February 2020
Football Training Tips
Football for girls in Bexleyheath
2019 was a breakthrough year for women’s football in England. The Lionesses stormed to the World Cup Semi Finals in France, making the likes of Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton and Ellen White household names.
Domestically, the Women’s Super League attendance record was broken on three occasions, most recently in November when 38,262 fans packed into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the first WSL North London Derby between Spurs and Arsenal.
England’s game with Germany in the same month sold out Wembley, attracting a larger crowd than the men did for their Euro 2020 qualifier with Montenegro a week later.
The sport is only going to continue growing in 2020, which means that now is as good a time as any to encourage young girls to start playing. If you’ve got already got a budding Megan Rapinoe in your household and you want to help them take their first steps in football or you want to try and encourage your daughter to take up the game, then here’s where you can find football for girls in Bexleyheath.
Take them to watch a WSL game
There’s no better way of getting bitten by the football bug than by attending a live game. Unlike the male Premier League, the WSL is reasonably priced to attend and accessible to all. London has four WSL teams: Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham United.
Not only will watching their heroes play in the flesh pique young girls’ interest, but the players are also much more approachable than the stars of the Premier League. Often, they’ll sign autographs and pose for selfies afterwards.
If you’ve got a girl who loves Jordan Nobbs or Fran Kirby, take them along to watch Arsenal or Chelsea and they might just get the chance to meet their hero.
Sign them up to We Make Footballers Bexleyheath
What about if they want to be their hero? If that’s the case, then there are plenty of good football coaching schemes for girls in the Bexleyheath area which can set them on their journey to potential stardom.
We Make Footballs Bexleyheath is one. WMF are one of the biggest football academies in London, coaching over 2,000 children of all abilities every week in numerous locations across the capital.
WMF Bexleyheath runs every Friday at the Bexleyheath Academy for girls and boys aged between four and 12. Every session is delivered by FA Qualified Coaches with the onus on providing football in a fun and safe environment.
The first session is free, providing a great opportunity for you and your daughter to see what WMF is about. It’s the ideal way to introduce them to playing the beautiful game.
Find a local grassroots side to play for
Once girls begin developing their football skills, they’ll no doubt want to test their abilities in matchday situations. Thankfully, the Bexleyheath area has a whole host of grassroots girls’ football clubs where they can do.
If you’re signed up to We Make Footballers Bexleyheath, then WMF will be able to recommend one of their partner clubs – another benefit of joining WMF. If not, then the best way to find a team is by contacting your local Football Association who will be able to assist.