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Looking for free support to bring more female players into your club? Great, you’re in the right place. We’ve everything you need to help your club develop opportunities to help women and girls play football.


Connecting with schools to grow your club

Free resources to help you recruit more female players

Having more female teams helps your club to grow, making you a bigger, more sustainable and more inclusive club. Linking with schools will help you to recruit girls, and has the potential to unlock access to their facilities and increase your club’s profile in the community.

Here you’ll find a whole range of resources your club can use to link with local schools and recruit more female players, including letters, posters and social media which you can personalise for your club.


Delivering taster sessions at schools is a proven way to help recruit more girls for your club and build a long-lasting partnership between your club and the school. These resources can be used to help you to provide a great football experience and hopefully find some new club members too!

Two players challenge for the ball

Find your local schools

The players are out there. But which schools do they go to? You can search your local area for schools, colleges or multi-academy trusts here.


Your Questions Answered

Linking with schools is a great way to bring more girls into your club. You can find support to locate, connect and work with local schools on this webpage.

Working together can be beneficial for both clubs and schools and may include sharing facilities, coaches, or simply helping more girls to access football. You can find support to locate, connect and work with local schools on this webpage.

There are three main benefits. First, having more female teams will help your club to grow and thrive. Second, having more female players increases your club’s profile in your community, and improves your diversity and inclusion. Finally, linking with schools has the potential to unlock school facilities or to share resources.

Barclays Girls’ Football School Partnerships (BGFSP) support our ambition to provide girls with equal access to play football in school. Find out more here.

#LetGirlsPlay is a campaign to drive influence and change perceptions, showing that football can and should be played by girls. Find out more here.

Equal Game supported by Barclays

Change starts here. Join us in providing an equal game for all women and girls. Our online toolkit and training workshop will provide everything you need to grow and develop female football at your club.

Girls' football session

Equal Game supported by Barclays - Workshop

Looking to start or grow female participation at your club? Sign up to our free face to face workshop supported by Barclays, delivered locally by County FAs.

Girls' football session

Equal Game supported by Barclays - Toolkit

Practical advice and guidance for those looking to start or grow female participation, with the opportunity to self-assess your existing offer and figure out the next steps your club should take.


Your Questions Answered

The Equal Game Toolkit is a great place to start. The Toolkit is designed to helps clubs start or grow their female football offers. The Equal Game Workshop brings this to life and is delivered locally by your County FA. You can book here.

It includes an online Toolkit, which provides top tips for clubs on developing female provision, considering club governance, workforce, facilities and much more. It also includes a face-to-face Training Workshop. This lasts about 2 hours and gives you everything you need to develop the right club environment to start or grow female provision and meet other clubs just like yours!

No, the Workshop is entirely free, and is delivered by your County FA. You can book onto your nearest Workshop here

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