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National Women’s Football Week

Date Posted: 16/10/2014 | Posted In: Latest news

To celebrate National Women’s Football Week, QE students took up the challenge to raise the profile of women’s football by taking part in Football and Futsal taster sessions. The aim was to get more girls involved in the sport.

The tasters started off giving demonstrations of the rules, introducing the new players to Football/Futsal and then playing fun games.  Sessions were delivered by Durham FA College and Community Football Co-ordinator Kieren Laverick, Garry Hogg the QE Women’s Football Team coach, Jessica Russon QE’s Fitness Activator, Maddy Wood QE’s Female Football Volunteer and QE Sports Co-ordinator Paul Carroll. The week was very successful, teaching the girls the basic rules and skills used in Football.

QE Fitness Activator, Jessica Russon, commented:

“The 26 girls who took part really enjoyed the sessions and gained a lot from them.  We now hope to develop some TEAM 19 Futsal Leagues/sessions for girls in college and to build on our already successful female Football programme. I would   like to thank everyone who helped organise the Women’s Football Week’s Events.’’