Preston North End is committed to the aims of The Football Association and Premier League Girls Football by aiming to provide opportunities for females aged 11 and over to take part in the sport in a local community setting.
Alongside almost 90 professional clubs, the Community and Education Trust deliver a wide variety of sessions aimed at different audiences.
The programme mainly targets age groups from 14-years-old through to open age groups, consisting of those over 16.
The Inclusion team at Preston North End delivers free football sessions in schools and colleges in the area to help achieve the project’s targets.
They also provides links with local football teams by mentoring their coaches and directs players towards various clubs that suit their needs and abilities.
The programme has two main objectives:
- To increase the number of women and girls playing football on a regular basis.
- To increase the opportunities for women and girls to develop skills and confidence and progress within the pathway as a player, coach or official.
The programme achieves this by providing a fun and informal environment, allowing participants to progress at their own pace and make friends at the same time.
The programme culminates in an annual event held prior to the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium providing young people the opportunity to represent their club and meet new people.
Are you or do you know somebody who wants to get involved in women's football?
Take a look at just some of the opportunities we have for females of all ages at Preston North End below.