26 Oct WWSET awarded a top 10 finish in the National FA Women’s Awards
WWSET is one of almost 90 professional football club community arms who are delivering the Premier League Girls Football programme. The programme, which is also delivered in partnership with The Football Association, has two specific objectives:
- To increase the number of women and girls aged 11 plus playing football on a regular basis.
- To increase the opportunities for women and girls to develop skills and confidence and progress within the football pathway as a player, coach or official.
WWSET’s Premier League Girls programme involves our Female Football Officer Tammy John working with numerous groups out in the community to offer them opportunities to get involved in the football-related activity.
We are very proud that last seasons programme culminated in WWSET being awarded a top 10 finish in the National FA Women’s Awards “Best Participation Initiative” category for an after-school session which took place at Slough & Eton Secondary School. The school, which is located in an area of high social deprivation with significant crime rates, allowed the 40+ participants who regularly attended an opportunity to exercise and have fun in a safe and relaxed environment, and the girls, many of whom are from an ethnic minority backgrounds who traditionally don’t take part in as much physical activity as is recommended by Public Health England, thoroughly enjoyed the weekly sessions.