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Foundation to re-launch women and girls in football offer

14 November 2019

Port Vale Foundation can today announce that they are relaunching their Women and Girls in football offer and the sessions are to be held at the same time, at the same venue, in an environment that will be supportive and friendly for all ages and abilities.

Both sessions will be held indoors at the Port Vale Academy Sports Hall at 6pm until 7pm on Tuesday evenings and are coached by two current Port Vale Ladies FC First Team players, Paige Williams and Olivia Brookes.

Girls aged 5 to 11 will be able to take part in SSE Wildcats which is a national project supported by the FA. The aim of wildcats is to provide girls with a regular opportunity to play football and take part in sessions in a fun and engaging environment.

Foundation Football Development Manager, Kyle Adams said: “Wildcats is a great opportunity for girls of any ability and experience to play football, make friends and just have fun! Our sessions provide a safe environment in which the girls can develop their fundamental skills, learn new things and hopefully find love for the sport”

Women’s Walking Football is open to women of all abilities aged 18 and above and is a great way to enjoy all of the elements of football but with one extra rule – No Running! The session which is run by the Port Vale Foundation is the only Women’s Walking Football session that is provided in Staffordshire and has been running since June 2019.

Sarah Minshall Inclusion Manager at the Foundation said: “Getting women and girls active is really important to us, and we are always looking at ways we can grow female football. We are delighted to widen our offer and create further opportunities for women and girls in football. This is a great opportunity for women and girls to come together, have fun and keep fit!”

Both sessions will start on Tuesday 19th November 2019 and will cost £2 for Women’s Walking Football and £3 for SSE Wildcats Sessions.

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