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12 June 2015

The American Express Elite Football Performance Centre is hosting an FA Girls’ Football Festival on 23rd June and there are still places available for schools to be part of the event.
The event is being organised with the support of the Sussex County FA and Brighton & Hove Albion - who are hosting the festival at the training ground in Lancing.
The free programme, aimed at encouraging girls to participate in football, is open to young girls from primary and special schools, within Sussex.
Participants will have the chance to play with some of the stars of women’s football, as players from the FA Women's Super League and the FA Women’s Premier League will be there to meet, chat and have a kick-about with the girls.
In addition, Charlotte Lade, one of the world’s leading professional football freestylers, will be demonstrating her amazing football tricks and skills.
The FA Girls’ Football Festivals have gone from strength-to-strength; during 2014 it attracted over 8000 girls across 25 events.
The programme provides girls aged five to 16 with an exciting, interactive football experience for both those new to the game and regular players.


The Sussex festival is specifically targeting girls in school years three, four, five, six and specials schools, with opportunities for secondary school students to get involved with volunteering at the event.
The festival is led by FA approved coaches and will include sessions from the FA Skills team involving skills and drills, interactive games, mini matches and the ContiWarmUp Programme - the newest endorsed coaching programme by The FA.
The interactive trailer will house trophies and digital stations to entertain girls during intervals and a range of innovative equipment including inflatable pitch, speed cage, target shoot, quick feet and batak boards will feature at the event.
To add to the festival atmosphere, there will be giveaways, as well as hair braiding and face painting. The FA WSL mascot Berry the Bear will also be in attendance along with Brighton & Hove Albion mascots Gully and Sally.
To ensure the day is a huge success the Sussex County FA are looking to employee a number of FA Level 1 coaches to help the day run as smoothly as possible. There are also a number of volunteer opportunities , and should you be interested in helping out on the day, please contact Clare Nichols at the Sussex County FA (details below).
For further information about The FA Girls’ Football Festival or to register your interest please contact the Sussex County FA:
Clare Nichols
T: 01903 766855




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