Football festival targeting females

Some of the girls taking part in the training sessions.

Football fans are in for something very special when the Barbados Football Association stages a football festival at the Wildey, St Michael astroturf this Saturday.

The festival is the culmination of the six weeks Saturday morning WIN in CONCACAF with CONCACAF training sessions, which provided basic football coaching and life skills sessions for girls from various secondary schools across the island.

The festival will offer something for everyone and is inclusive to all levels of ability from youngsters enjoying their first involvement with football to regular players. The day will see an informal lively festival style football event which will combine football, lifestyle and music to encourage girls to get involved in the sport.

The main aim of the football festival is to provide as many girls as possible with a fun experience and also ignite an interest in the game so that they will carry this passion through to their schools, clubs and by extension the national program.

The festival, which is free, will be played as Seven-a-side ten-minute games and is open to all females playing football. It is not a competition but rather a family football fun day. All female football clubs, school teams and community teams are invited to participate in the festival.

Those attending will also get the chance to meet and play with the female national training squad which is currently preparing for the Women’s World Cup 2014 in Canada. The squad will be there to meet, chat and have a kick about with the participants of the programme which runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (PR)

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