Women and Girls Football

Welcome to the Women’s and Girls' Football Development section of our website!

Somerset County FA help organise, develop and support a wide range of opportunities for females of all ages to participate within football and provide support to clubs, players, coaches and volunteers through:

-Club Development
-Female Only Coaching Courses
-Female Coach Mentoring Programme
-Volunteering Opportunities
-Girls Only School Leagues
-Club Link Programme
-Girls Advanced Coaching Centre
-FA Charter Standard 
-Somerset Women’s League
-Somerset County Girls League
-Tesco Skills Coaches Programme
In Somerset, the growth in female football has been clearly demonstrated in both schools and clubs. Examples of girls football initiatives running throughout the county include; FA Coaching Courses, School Football Leagues and Festivals, School-Club Link, FA Tesco Skills Coach Programmes and the FA Charter Standard Award. The County FA Development Team work with a number of key partners such as School Sports Partnerships, Somerset Schools FA, FE/HE Colleges and Local Authorities to support with the delivery of these programmes.

There is a clear structure for girl’s and women’s club football within the county:

-The Somerset County Girls Football League is an FA Charter Standard League, firmly established and caters for U10—U16 girls .

-The Somerset Women’s Senior Football League, which is step 6 on the National Pyramid, feeds in to the South West Women's Football League.

-We also have clubs competing at the top end of the pyramid in the FA Tesco Women’s Premier League (Southern Division).

Useful contacts:

Somerset Girls League Secretary: : Jen Walrond


Bristol Girls League Secretary: Julie Hayward
Tel: 07968 822237
Email: haywards@haywards.fsworld.co.uk

Somerset County Women’s League Secretary: Joanna Stimpson
Tel: 07810 484763
Email: jo.slfc@hotmail.com

For more information on Women & Girls football, please contact Rachael Edwards on 07951 360626 or Rachael.edwards@somersetfa.com

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