Ahead of the FA’s #LetGirlsPlay Big Football Day on the 22nd of July, Surrey FA recently celebrated the female game at our Big World Cup Warm Up at the Xcel Sports Hub in Elmbridge.
With the Women’s World Cup kicking off in New Zealand and Australia on July 20th, we invited both women and girls to take part in a dedicated event.
The day started with our Little Lionesses festival, which saw girls aged 5-11 join in on-pitch games and trials. The festival, which was designed and led by our Youth Forum members, saw 70 girls take part in tasks such as writing messages of support to our Lionesses, defending drills like Millie Bright and practicing their goalkeeping skills like Mary Earps.
In the afternoon, we welcomed 16 recreational teams to participate in a 7-a-side round-robin style tournament, with teams representing different countries who are competing in this year’s World Cup. Richmond & Kew, who were representing Canada for the day, went on to win the cup and Godalming, representing Brazil, won the plate respectively.
Our Football Development Officer, Female Lead, Emma Eaton was in attendance and had the following to say:
“It was incredible to see so many women and girls take part in the event, as the excitement builds for the Women’s World Cup this summer. We look forward to seeing similar events being held this weekend as part of the #LetGirlsPlay Big Football Day.”
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