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Girls Football continues to grow in Durham

From September 2018 we will see for the first time our local girls’ league the Russell Foster Girls’ Youth League (RFGYL) run single divisions for girls’ football from U7s up to U18s. The newly formed leagues will provide regular competition for young female footballers across the county.

In 2017 the Durham FA in partnership with The FA piloted eight SSE Wildcat projects. SSE Wildcats is a girls’ football initiative which is aimed to engage girls in to football rom age 5 – 11.

The first year pilot was a great success and in its second year (2018) we have tripled our County allocation of SSE Wildcat centres and have run these centres located in different areas of the County. The success of the SSE Wildcat projects has seen many girls’ move in to competitive football as a result has created brand new leagues and divisions.

Girl’s football in Durham is thriving and we are here to help you join in the fun and get involved. As well as newly formed girl’s leagues commencing in September 2018 we also have female coaching courses taking place in September and October with bursaries assigned to these to help support any females wishing to start and develop their coaching journey.

Visit the ‘Players’ section of our website to find the different playing opportunities available to you and get involved today! 

For more information on entering a team in to the Russell Foster Girls’ Youth League or for further information on anything regarding the above please contact Alysha Cook –

Alysha.Cook@DurhamFA.com or visit the RFYL website - https://www.rfyl.org.uk/