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From grassroots to the FA WSL - explore the many ways you can get involved with women's football in Somerset.
With almost three million active female players, football is the biggest women’s team sport in England – but there is plenty of room for more people to get involved.
There are so many ways for girls and women to join in, no matter what your age or ability level, whether you just want to have a kickabout with your mates or whether you want to be the next Steph Houghton.
Somerset FA supports a number of leagues and opportunities across the County for women & girls to play the beautiful game.
The Somerset Women’s County Football League, which is step 5 on the National Pyramid, has 3 Divisions. The first division is 11v11 and Division 2 and 3 are currently a 9v9 flexi format league. This has now been in place for a few seasons and helps to support new teams stepping into adult football and helps with number of players.
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We also have clubs competing at the top end of the pyramid in the South West Football League and The FA Women’s Premier League.
Somerset Girls Football League
The Somerset Girls’ Football League is a Saturday morning league and has been in place for many years, providing great competitive fixture opportunities for Somerset teams coming from all over the County and beyond.
The league hosts a full pathway of competitive divisions:
• U10s Development League*
*The U10s Development League is a festival-based league, played once a month (Oct-Dec) and then weekly fixtures thereafter (Jan – Apr) to give young players their first experience of competitive games. The Development festivals are in place to offer a safe and positive environment and is extremely popular between teams in Somerset with young females coming through into their teams. Teams outside of the Somerset Girls League can enter into these age groups which are played on Saturday mornings at Strode College Sports Centre in Street.
*The U11s League follows the same pattern as the U10s League between Oct – Dec; hosting 3 central venue festivals for all teams. From January; teams then play friendly games home and away (every 2 weeks) for the remainder of the season. This is to help support teams and players ahead of the transition into U12s competition of weekly fixtures.
The league has a committed and excellent Committee in place to manage and develop the league and we are always on the look out for more volunteers to support our ambitions of providing more age groups and further opportunities for players, coaches and teams. If you are interested, please contact the Somerset Girls League Chair, Rachael Lawler-Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07951 360626.
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We want girls to play football!
Use the Football Finder tool below to find your local playing opportunity at one of the over 40 adult female football teams in the county, or with one of the 90 female youth teams!
It’s time to take a stand, to make a difference.
Girls are an unstoppable force for good if they’re given the chance. The chance to play football.
They want to play in the school curriculum, at breaktime, after school, at local clubs – wherever, whenever they want. No barriers, no stereotypes. Let Girls Play.
For more information on how you can get involved click here: https://www.englandfootball.com/play/in-education/letgirlsplay