Northumberland FA is proud to work with a number of partners and organisations to ensure we provide regular playing opportunities to females in the County.
Women and Girls’ football is a key priority for Northumberland FA and we strive to provide football opportunities for females of all ages and abilities. There is a player pathway for young female players, from the age of eight years through to open age and a number of flexible formats are available including, Female Futsal sessions and our annual Beach Soccer Tournament!
Northumberland FA employ a Women & Girls Football Development Officer to help organise, develop and support a wide range of opportunities for females of all ages to participate within football and provide support to clubs, players, coaches and volunteers through:
-Female Only Coaching Courses
-Female Coach Mentoring Programme
- Pin Point Recruitment Juniors Girls Football League
-Northumberland County Women’s Football League
-FA Skills Coaches Programme
-FA Talent Pathway
In Northumberland, there has been a growth in girl’s football in both schools and clubs. Examples of girls football initiatives running throughout the county include; FA Coaching Courses, School Football Leagues and Festivals, Girl’s Football Fun Days, and Female Just Play Centres.
There is a clear pathway for female football in Northumberland;
-The Pin Point Recruitment Junior Girls Football League is an FA Charter Standard League. The League provides playing opportunities to eighty four teams from Under 10 to Under 18 age groups, that’s over 850 players! The league Secretary is Gary Trewick and more information can be found on the league website; www.pinpointjuniorleague.co.uk.
-The Northumberland County Women’s Football League provides 11-a-side provision to our local Open Age teams. The league feeds in to the North East Regional Women’s Football League. The league Secretary is Michelle Mitchell and more information can be found on the NCWFL website; www.ncwfl.co.uk.
-Northumberland FA oversee an FA Girl’s Player Development Centre, which is delivered in partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation. The programme currently provides training and playing opportunities to one hundred gifted and talented female players. Girl’s involved with an FA funded Player Development Centre may also play for their grassroots teams. For more information on the FA PDC Programme please contact Lisa Bell, Lisa.Bell@nufc.co.uk.