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Breaking a world record and the summer of women's football

Breaking a world record and the summer of women's football

This summer was anticipated by many to be the turning point in women’s football history with the 2019 Women’s World Cup garnering more viewers and coverage than ever before. While the women’s football movement grew across the globe, we wanted our Girls United club players from the small town of Bacalar to be able to experience this phenomenon. Mari, Luiza, Melissa and Kim were sponsored by Adidas, Equal Playing Field, ADFP Global and our Crowdfunder supporters to travel to Lyon and London, leaving their home town for the first time in their lives.

Match Day Report: Our first match in London!

Match Day Report: Our first match in London!

Girls United London vs Athenlay FC

The U12s made up of no less than 12 girls came together for their first match representing Girls United! The game kicked-off on a beautiful, sunny day. With face paint and great attitudes, the team battled for the whole match in spite of an early goal against. All of the players played some incredible football, getting out of their comfort zones in new positions and, most importantly, working together to the very end.

The match ended a 4-1 loss with our goal, a long-range screamer from Sylvia. Though the scoreboard wasn’t in our favour, the girls deserve a great round of applause for their performance. They had us on the edge of our seats, so much so that everyone forgot to take photos!

A special shout-out to the Girls United fans (parents and siblings) who never stopped cheering and putting all their support behind the players! I am sure we can expect to see the community just get better as the team progresses.

We are so excited for a rematch and for many more matches to come!

International Women's Day Celebration: United for Change

International Women's Day Celebration: United for Change

Girls United are excited to announce our International Women’s Day celebration which will be an opportunity for people of all ages and gender to come together and promote females in sport!

The day will feature a range of activities, sessions, challenges, food, drink and prizes!

10-11am - Arsenal Women’s coach, Nancy Baker, will be coming down to train with Girls United players aged 7-14 - there is no charge for the session so please feel free to bring any daughters, younger sisters or anyone who is interested. 

10:30am - Registration for teams - Teams from both the men’s and women’s competition will prepare to play!

11:00am - The first games will kick off - the 5-a-side tournament will be a friendly environment with, of course, some healthy competition.

11:00am to 3:00pm - Skills Stations - There will be skills stations around the venue for you to have a go at some challenges and learn a thing or two about women’s in sport. 

3:30pm - Prizes and awards - The awards ceremonies, including prizes and trophies for tournament winners, most valuable players and raffle prizes from the Skills Stations.    

We are very excited to bring the community together on this celebration that is raising the profile of women doing amazing things in all industries and around the world!

There is still time to sign up, please find more information here: https://www.girlsunitedfa.org/iwd
If you would like to find out what else IWD is about, click here.

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New session launch for 15-17yrs old!

Girls United is launching a session for young women of 15 to 17 years old with the support of London Sport.

SESSION DETAILS:

  • Venue: Alleyn’s Sports Hall, Townley Road, SE22 8SU

  • Time: Thursdays at 6:30pm to 8pm

  • Dates: March 7th to May 16th

  • ONLY £1 PER SESSION

Get active, learn skills and have fun!

London Sport Satellite Sessions: Aimed at helping young people become active or build regular activity habits and/or targeting under-represented groups in physical activity and sport. Activity is designed to get young people active, create regular activity habits and develop into regular physical activity and/or sport appropriate safeguarding standards must be in place.

 
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