Our free Premier League Girls sessions take place all over Nottinghamshire every week, they are open to ages 11+ for players of all abilities and skill levels. Although the sessions can be just fun after school, for certain participants who want to progress in the game we are able to create pathways with local clubs to provide long-term participation opportunities, and for the elite players, this is a route into our very own Regional Talent Club (RTC).

Sylvie is a year 11 pupil at the South Wolds Academy in Keyworth, she has been attending our sessions ever since her first week in year 7, meaning she has been coming back to our sessions every week for 5 years! Sylvie said she is really upset that she will no longer be able to attend our sessions when she goes to sixth form however, we spoke to her to about her experience with our programme.

Our Premier League Girls sessions are designed to give girls of any ability level the chance to play football with UEFA qualified coaches, Sylvie said that her favourite thing about our programme is “the opportunity to play football” and she said that our coaches have really helped her. When we asked her how our coaches have helped she explained “They’re really supportive and even if they haven’t been coaching your session in a while they will always remember your name, which is really nice.”

Although our sessions help girls develop their footballing skills they are also structured to build participants confidence through fun sessions, and the mix of year groups is a great social aspect. Sylvie said she has “met loads of friends through it” and “being able to play with younger years helps”, which is great to see. She said that she always recommends it to other girls of any year group because she loves it so much.

We spoke to one of our coaches Willis about Sylvie’s progression, he said “She is a very hard working player who really drives the girls football session by always encouraging more pupils to attend. She is a really dedicated footballer and a lovely person who always tries to help others out when she can. Technically, her footballing abilities have also improved immensely.”

To find out more about Premier League Girls click here.