We Make Footballers Girls was established in 2017, with its roots established from the FA Wildcats programme. From this, we were able to set up a group of motivated, enthusiastic and keen young female footballers who would progress to help launch WMF Girls.
Session Days and Times: Wednesday 6pm-7pm
Age: 5 – 13 years old
Price: £48 for 6 weeks of training
THE WE MAKE FOOTBALLERS GIRLS’ ONLY FOOTBALL PROGRAMME
At We Make Footballers, we run a girls football programme which consists of weekly sessions during the school term time and holiday camps during the half term weeks to optimise our player’s development. Our girl’s football programmes are held in very high regard with a dedicated, all female coaching team leading and inspiring the next generation. Our female coaches have played from amateur level to being a part of professional clubs across a range of positions to ensure we are inclusive to every girl’s needs and desires.
Our values are fun, safety, passion and development and we use these to create the most inclusive environment for our girls to facilitate their learning. Each week we pose a different theme to our players and structure our sessions to maximise fun and development. At WMF we take pride in our girl’s programme and put in maximum time, effort and resources to ensure its success in providing an opportunity for girls to play football.
With weekly themes, the sessions will be structured around a topic such as skills, teamwork, shooting, passing and many more! This is in addition to the girls developing their technical ability, speed, movement, agility, fitness and game understanding. We are aware that football is a game for all and this carefully structured syllabus is considerate of the girls that we have attending, their ability and how to optimise their learning.
Our sessions are bursting with opportunities for the girls to develop their character, passion and desire to play the game. The 39 syllabus will be pre-planned to ensure our players develop while enjoying the variety each week. We are passionate about player development and signposting girls to local clubs and opportunities to get involved with football outside of their WMF sessions. For this reason, we have made it a priority to create a partnership with grassroots clubs, such as Richmond Park FC and NPL. In addition to this, we have links with local academies to ensure that beginners and the most gifted players have an avenue to continue and optimise their football journey. We are also involved in the Talent ID in partnership with Chelsea Football Club. This is a key event within our calendar with over 80 girls in attendance, one of the biggest events in London and we are proud to support it.
We welcome girls of all abilities between the ages of 5-13. With female football receiving increasingly more attention, funding and resources, we think it is imperative to ensure girls who have never kicked a ball before to girls who have played all their life receive the best coaching to help their development. We have now coached over 200 players from all backgrounds and across a range of abilities and look forward to welcoming many more!
WMF STAFF PROFILES
All our coaches are really passionate about female football and know the importance of growing girls football particularly in our local area. It is a cause close to all the coaches’ hearts and something everyone strives toward. The more girls we have playing now means that more will play in the future alongside the progression of sport becoming a more open and inclusive sport. Fundamentally the level of women’s football will increase and progress as the more players we have at the bottom, the better the level is at the top. Our aim is to provide a fun environment for girls of all abilities and help as many girls as possible form positive relationships with football.
Lauren is our Academy manager and has been coaching with WMF for 4 years. Having made her way up within the company from a junior coach to managing the girls’ Wednesday sessions, Lauren also runs the holiday camps for boys and girls. She is currently a student at St. Mary’s University and plays for both their football and futsal team. A key part of her local grassroots team, Lauren also plays for Civil Service who compete in the Greater London Women’s League. Both herself and her family are huge football fans and support Chelsea, regularly watching them play.
Becks has been coaching with WMF for over 4 years and has also worked her way up within the company, beginning as a junior coach and is now at the top of her game being involved at all levels. Currently studying to be a teacher, Becks is helping to lead the girl’s programme while studying at St Mary’s university completing her degree. She also plays for Civil service in the Greater London Women’s League and is an integral part of the team.
Evie is our youngest junior coach at the age of 16 years old she is our newest recruit. She currently plays as a goalkeeper for Arsenal Academy and therefore plays the highest level of football for her age. It is her first coaching role but brings a wealth of experience from playing at this high level. She is enthusiastic and loves coaching the kids alongside studying at school.
Eve started the girls football programme at WMF and has been with the company for 5 years. She has coached at all levels across the company and at various locations. Eve is a We Make Footballers Company Director, franchise owner and oversees the girls programme whilst coaching everyday of the week.