FA Girls’ Football Area Hub - Opportunities

We would like to recruit 5 SCHOOLS to take part in the following programmes. All information is attached, please contact me as soon as possible to express your interest in the fabulous opportunites that we have secured for FREE!!


What is Game of Our Own?

Game of Our Own is a programme centred on character development in Girls in Yrs 7-9. The programme focuses on two aspects: 1. Teacher delivery of character education through their teaching practice in curriculum Football and PE. 2. Peer leaders delivering a Football Club where they feel ownership by taking on a variety of roles within the club and further develop their character skills through training and role cards.

Training -

Teachers’ Training Part 1 Full Day training – hosted regionally

Attended by Teachers leading the Game of Our Programme in their school. 50% of the day will be theory based 50% of the day will be practical based Between Teachers’ Training part 1 and the Game of Our Own camp we aim to have a 4 week action planning period. This is to allow teachers to:

1. Share their learning from part one with other members of the department;

2. Plan their curriculum schedule to fulfil the programme; and

3. Select between 4 and 6 girls to be trained as football activators and brief them about their roles

4. Register to attend the Game of Our Own camp

Part 2 Game of Our Own 1-day Camp Full Day training – hosted regionally Attended by Teachers and between 4 and 6 Girls per school TEACHERS 50% of the day will be peer learning and action planning 50% of the day will be practical based GIRLS The day will be a mix of interactive learning and practical activities The girls will: Learn how to be Football Activators and the different roles there are to be played Reflect on the characteristics of their peers and their attitudes toward Football and being active Learn the football activities they can do in school Learn about the character traits they are


The FA and Youth Sport Trust have partnered together to create a Girls’ Football Youth Sport Award. A new and exciting Award scheme for 10 -24 year olds that allows young people to collect and evidence skills through their experiences in and around football helping them grow their leadership skills, enhance their wellbeing and achieve in life. The Award is flexible and has a range of levels so that the targets can be positioned against each learner’s needs and interests, from the most active to the least active. For the most active young people the YSA will enable them to evidence what they have achieved in PE, physical activity, sport and football. For the less active it provides a progressive pathway to motivate and challenge young people to do more. The scheme aims to address the following challenges faced by schools and colleges today. Declining emotional wellbeing and resilience Developing character traits, life skills and leadership in young people Raising aspirations, narrowing the gap and enabling social mobility


Youth Sport Award Coordinator Training is a one-day course held regionally between October and November. The training will provide teachers or PE staff to network with peers to discuss ideas and action plans for coordinating the Girls’ Football Youth Sport Award in school. We will also introduce and train the coordinators to use the e-platform, where the students can record what they have done. If you require any further information about these programmes, please do not hesitate to let me know.


Anna Clooke

Anna Clooke
Partnership Leader

Telephone: 07731 471023
Mobile: 07731 471023
Email: anna.clooke@sirjohnhunt.plymouth.sch.uk

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