Community Football Opportunities for Girls aged 7-13!

We offer a host of football opportunities in the local community, for girls aged 7 – 13!

The University of Portsmouth have recently received some funding from the Football Association to help develop more sport opportunities for females. Therefore, we are aiming to increase participation within football for girls aged 7 years+.
As a result of this funding and working in partnership with local schools, we are now launching a ‘girls only’ drop-in football session to help more females get active. We will host day-camps over the summer period.
In addition to these new sessions, we currently offer a community football club. The club offers regular training and competitive play opportunities for boys and girls within Portsmouth, ages 11-15. We are currently recruiting players for U12 and U14 girls’ teams.
These sessions will also provide opportunities for university students to get involved in coaching and officiating. By delivering the sessions, students can learn new transferable skills and gain experience, increasing their employability.

Girls Football Drop-in Sessions

For: girls aged 7 – 11

Date: every Saturday

Time: 9am – 10am

Location: Goals Soccer Centre, Tangiers Road, Portsmouth. PO3 6QA

Cost: £3.50 per session – your first session is free!

These new drop in sessions will be delivered by the University of Portsmouth in partnership with Soccer Scholar Academy. The coaches delivering the sessions are FA Qualified and hold DBS checks. No booking is required and your first session is free.

Since the sessions launched in February, numbers have steadily built up to 35 regular attendees, with an average of 18 girls per session. Next season, we will launch a new competitive team as part of this session, for girls currently in Year 5 at school. Spaces on the team are available, please enquire with the session leader.

For more information, please contact Tim Lord-Hopkins ([email protected]uk /02392 845 099).


University of Portsmouth Community Football Club

For: girls aged 10 – 13

Date: Training every Thursday / Match Day every Saturday (term-time only)

Time: Training 5:30pm – 7pm / Match Day (various times Saturday morning)

Location: Langstone Sports Site, Furze Lane, Portsmouth. PO4 8LW

Cost: £22 Monthly Cost (includes weekly coaching and sports kit) – newcomers are welcome to try a few sessions before committing!

Our community football club will provide participants with weekly competitive play and training opportunities. The coaches delivering the sessions are FA Qualified and hold DBS checks. Coaches also hold certificates in first aid. After trying the first couple of sessions, a monthly fee of £22 will apply to cover coaching costs and sports kit.

We also run boys’ teams from u10 – u16, please get in touch for further information: Rachel Robilliard ([email protected] /02392 845 102).


Summer Football Day-Camps

For: girls aged 7 – 11

Dates:  Wednesday 2nd August 2017 & Wednesday 9th August

Time: 10am – 3pm (both dates)

Cost: £15 per day

Location: Goals Soccer Centre, Tangiers Road, Portsmouth. PO3 6QA

These new day-camps will help girls to learn football skills over the course of a day, including dribbling, passing, defending and shooting. There will be an emphasis on building team work, with various breakout sessions throughout the day. A lunch break will include a movie with games and puzzles. Please bring a packed lunch, bottle of water and sun cream incase of hot weather.

For more information, please contact Tim Lord-Hopkins ([email protected]uk /02392 845 099).

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