Girls United Football Club is Coming to London!

Girls United Football Club is Coming to London!

We are extremely excited to announce our first London club, Girls United FC in Lewisham, London!!

Girls United Football Association is an organisation that aims to establish football clubs and academies for girls and young women in low-income areas in Mexico and London. We create spaces where girls and women feel empowered, inspired and are heard. Our mission is to provide girls and women with equal opportunities to participate in sports by providing female football clubs and academies that cater specifically to girls and young women. Consequently we can help those who lack these opportunities to gain vital transferable skills that allow them to succeed with promising futures. We aim to promote gender equality and female empowerment, economic mobility and independence, better physical health, and create strong confident leaders, levelling the playing field, on and off the pitch.

Since last year, Girls United has extended its impact in Mexico by creating five academies overall, with more than 150 players. We are currently in the development stages of launching our first London club in Lewisham and are extremely excited to open applications for players and coaches to join the Girls United team. With more recent funding from the FA and Football Foundation, through the 'Grow the Game' grant, backed by Lioness and Arsenal striker Danielle Carter, we are hoping to be a leader in the growing women’s football movement and impact girls globally.

Our London Club will provide more girls with the opportunity, not only to play football, but to impact their lives, and to feel empowered, learning vital life skills, gaining confidence, and working as part of an amazing team. We use FA qualified coaches, and mentors from universities to provide technical and tactical football training, as well as leadership training and education mentorship to all of our players. We are FA affiliated and an Arsenal sister club, and so offer our players and coaches added opportunities to partake in women's football, and professional, high-quality training.

Our training sessions on Saturdays, after schools, and during our half-term and summer holiday camps are open to girls and young women aged 6-18 of all abilities, and we make sure to welcome anyone that wants to play onto the team. If you are interested in playing, coaching, or learning more about what we do, please visit our website: www.girlsunitedfa.org or have a look at our social media @girlsunitedfa.

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Girls united Football Association is an organisation that aims to establish football clubs and academies for girls and young women in low-income areas in Mexico and London. We create spaces where girls and women feel empowered, inspired and are heard.

We want to provide girls and women with equal opportunities to participate in sports. Consequently we can help those who lack these opportunities to gain vital transferable skills that allow them to succeed with promising futures. We aim to promote gender equality and female empowerment, economic mobility and independence, better physical health, and create strong confident leaders, levelling the playing field, on and off the pitch.

OUR VISION

Our vision is for girls around the world to have equal access to sport and to provide them with skills and abilities that will broaden their opportunities to participate in education and in the economy. We are bridging the gap between sport and education.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to establish football clubs in low-income areas and provide the local community with the support and structure to adopt the clubs. We aim to promote gender equality, improve physical health and encourage sustainable economic changes through football coaching that focuses on the development of well-rounded individuals.

THE GIRLS: Our approach for creating an impact on a wide-scale and for changing any limiting notions held by communities is by empowering individuals. The girls are our focus. We work in communities that do not have clubs for girls - but where they are enthusiastic to learn. We give them tools for developing, on and off the pitch.

FOOTBALL: Sport has the power to transform and football is a truly global language. It is accessible, inclusive and a game that unites us. Being a valued member of a team has the power to develop players far beyond their physical capacity. We focus our curriculum on developing leadership skills through football.

THE COMMUNITY: We value the cultural differences and the specific needs of each community. Our clubs take this into account to create cultural exchanges that are meaningful and profound.
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