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UEFA Women's EURO 2022 Legacy

How the tournament will make its mark!

Inspiring positive change in brighton & hove and beyond... 

UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 is a huge opportunity for women and girls in Brighton & Hove - and across Sussex - to engage in a healthy lifestyle through football. More than that, we all know that physical activity has significant mental health benefits too.

With these upsides in mind, here’s what we aim to achieve within two years of the end of the tournament!

We will:

• Increase the percentage of schools engaging in Girls’ Football School Partnerships across Sussex.
• Increase the number of women and girls aged 15+ playing affiliated football and retain those already engaged in the game.
• Create a sustainable and diverse workforce of female leaders, coaches, volunteers and referees from secondary schools, colleges and universities.

All leading to:

90% of primary and secondary school girls accessing girls’ football within - and beyond - the curriculum in Sussex through Girls’ Football School Partnerships by 2024.
2,000 women and girls aged 15+ playing affiliated football.
Double the number of FA-qualified female coaches and referees to take the game forward across Sussex.

UEFA Women's EURO Legacy Film
UEFA Women's EURO Legacy Film
The UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 will be ground-breaking from start to finish. The biggest women’s sports event in Europe will provide an unprecedented opportunity to inspire the next generation of players and fans.

Five focus areas, multiple outcomes...

To ensure the power of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 reaches all ages and football roles, we as a Host City have five focus areas:

• 3,600 more girls with equal access to football in school, with 26 additional primary schools signed up to a Girls’ Football School Partnership by 2022.
• 1,000 more girls playing recreational football through 15 new Wildcats providers by 2022.
• 350 more girls playing competitive under-11s football by adding 12 female-friendly clubs by 2022.
• 5,700 more girls with equal access to football in school, with 10 additional secondary schools signed up to a Girls’ Football School Partnership by 2022.
• Double the number of female-friendly clubs catering for girls in this age group, resulting in 300 more girls playing competitively by 2022.
• 50 more opportunities for girls with a disability to play football by 2022.
• Double the number of female friendly clubs, with 130 more women playing competitive club football by 2022.
• 1,200 women playing recreational football by 2022.
• 100 more women with a disability playing recreational football by 2022.
• Double the number of FA-qualified female coaches by 2024.
• 100 more women and girls completing the Playmaker Award to add to the female coaching workforce by 2022.
• 66 students (60% female) engaged in a new university mentoring programme by 2024.
• Double the number of FA-qualified female referees by 2022.
• 50% of qualified female referees to benefit from enhanced referee support programmes by 2022.
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