Women & Girls

Gender-specific football coaching for women & girls

Our women and girls' only football sessions give female players aged 5-17 years the chance to realise their potential through sport with specifically tailored coaching.

All our soccer courses are suitable for children of all ages and abilities but the coaching style needed for young girls differs as they learn in different ways to young boys.

Playing within a larger group of girls also helps less confident players develop faster than they would in a unisex session. Each course is led by specialist coaches and focuses on skills, tactics and small sided games designed to develop strategy and technical ability.

We provide opportunities for female footballers to progress to the Sunderland and Gateshead Girls' Centre of Excellence which offers a pathway to develop a career with Sunderland AFC Ladies and the potential to go on and represent England.

 

Why choose our Women and Girls' coaching courses?

  • Specialist coaching and sessions for women and girls
  • Opportunities to join women and girls' teams, leagues and more
  • Progression routes into SAFC Girls' Centre of Excellence

 

The image of women's football has changed dramatically especially since the Olympics with so many young girls inspired to play football. It is important we raise awareness of the opportunities available to them if they want to follow a career within the sport.

When I was younger I was the only girl of my age playing football and it often became a bit competitive. It wasn’t until I was nine that I started playing alongside girls at SAFC's Centre of Excellence which not only helped me develop as a player but also as an individual too.

Stephanie Houghton, England international and Foundation of Light Ambassador

 

Sunderland

Day

Programme

Venue

Time

Age

Wed Girls Only 5-a-side Pay & Play (£1 per session) Goals Soccer Centre, SR3 4AG 6-7pm 14-25 years ENQUIRE

Durham

Day

Programme

Venue

Time

Age

Wed Girls Only Football (Free) Bishop Auckland College, DL14 6JZ 1.15-2.15pm 14-25 years ENQUIRE

South Tyneside

Day

Programme

Venue

Time

Age

Tues FREE Girls Football Harton Technology College, NE34 6DL 4.30-5.30pm 10-12 years ENQUIRE
Thurs FREE Girls Football Harton Technology College, NE34 6DL 8-9pm 16+ years ENQUIRE
Thurs FREE Girls Football St Wilfrids, NE34 0PH 3-4pm 14-25 years ENQUIRE

Our 5-a-side Pay and Play sessions are a great opportunity to drop in with your friends or on your own and enjoy a game of football ran by our expert coaches.

With our 'Pay and Play' courses, there is no need to register - simply turn up and play!

*Please note our 'Pay and Play' courses are term time only.

 

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