Girls football is one of the fastest growing participation sports in the UK and this is an ideal opportunity, following our decision to support the professional club in the city, to support grassroots sport – in particular an area which is outside the male dominated aspect of the sport. Most of the girls who attend Bradford City Women’s Football Club would not otherwise have access to any sporting activity outside school hours.
Bradford City Women’s Football Club Good Neighbour Funding
To increase participation and opportunity for girls in football from all areas across Bradford, including disadvantaged areas, and do this through football ‘taster’ sessions.
- Football is the most popular team sport for women and girls, however, statistics show that there is a huge ‘dropout’ of female participation from the age of 14-19. The decline of children playing sport and the associated consequences of obesity, diabetes etc. are very serious and there is significant evidence that shows that if girls participate in sport at a younger age, the drop out is less likely.
- To provide development opportunities for volunteer coaches to enhance their skills.
- To ensure that there is skills transfer from experienced coaches.