Women's and Girls'

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In Sussex it is our aim to engage with female players whatever their age or ability and to signpost them to opportunities that are right for them. Around the website you will find information for everyone about getting involved with football whether playing, volunteering, coaching, refereeing or watching the game; however this page is a great starting point to find out more about specific women and girls football programmes running in the county.

Whether you’re a beginner and want to try football for the first time, want to push yourself at a higher level or maybe you’ve been away from the game and would like to get back into it, there are opportunities for you.

The Sussex County FA is available to assist in the development of all aspects of the women and girls’ game with the primary aim being to increase participation and improve access to local playing opportunities.

Girls Football Clubs
If you would like to find a local club, use our Find A Club search tool which has all the latest information about clubs, which teams they run, contact details and shows whether the club have attained the FA Charter Standard Award.

The Sussex County Women and Girls Football League have divisions for under-10 to under-18 from across the County playing weekly fixtures as well as further opportunities for some age groups to play central venue Futsal and festivals.

Girls Mini League series
We are set to launch an exciting new programme for 2016/17 targeting teams with girls aged 7-11 year olds who are not yet ready to commit to a full league programme and would like to play small-sided matches once a month. More details will follow, we currently have two venues confirmed, they are:
Arun Indoor Arena
Battle Sports Centre

Girls Xtra-Time Centre
Our Girls Xtra-Time Centre is set up to offer a weekly coaching session to Girls in School Years 9, 10 and 11 in addition to their grassroots club football. Places are limited; to apply please contact us.

Venue: Hassocks Sports Centre, Dale Avenue, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8LP
Day/Time: Monday’s 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Block 1 dates: 10-weeks starting 03/10/16 with the final session on 12/12/16 (excluding 24/10/16)
Cost: £40 per block of 10 weeks
Age: School Years 9, 10 and 11 (must have been aged 13, 14 or 15 years old on 1st September 2016)

FA Skills Centres (girls only)
There are a number of FA Skills Centres in Sussex open to children aged 5-11 years old, there are girls only sessions and mixed gender sessions at the following venues. The Centres run termly.

Inspire Leisure Felpham
Uckfield Community College
Sussex County FA HQ Lancing

Women's Football Clubs
If you would like to find a local club, use our Find A Club search tool which has all the latest information about clubs, which teams they run, contact details.

The following leagues have Sussex teams competing in them providing opportunities at all levels of the Women’s League Pyramid. 
Sussex County Women and Girls Football League
South East Counties Women’s Football League
London and South East Regional Women's Football League 
South East Women’s Combination League 
FA Women’s Premier League 
FA WSL 

FA England Girls Talent Pathway
There have been some significant changes to the Talent Pathway for the 2016/17 season.

FA Player Development Centres and FA Centres of Excellence have been replaced with FA Regional Talent Clubs (RTCs). In Sussex Brighton and Hove Albion run a Tier 1 RTC based at the American Express Elite Performance Centre in Lancing.

The FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway allows female players opportunities to access appropriate levels of coaching and support throughout the talent pathway, enabling the programme to reach the ultimate goal, in producing elite English female players to compete on the world stage.

County Representative Squad
Sussex County FA run an Open-Aged Women’s Representative Team who compete in the Southern Counties Cup and in 2015/16 were crowned Champions when Sussex hit the Army for Six to win title 

If you have any queries relating to Women's and Girls' football please contact Development:

Development
T: 01903 766855
E: Development@SussexFA.com

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