We are delighted to announce that the Sussex County Women & Girls League has won the Grassroots League of the Year Award as part of England Football’s Grassroots Football Awards.
This Award looks to recognise a league that thinks outside the box to make football more accessible for more people.
Established back in early 2004, the Sussex County Women & Girls Football League (SCWGFL) was established following a request from The FA to the Sussex County FA to set up a Women’s League for the 2004/05 season.
With clubs such as Brighton & Hove Albion and Crawley Town in attendance at an inaugural meeting, a straw poll was taken, with clubs being in favour of its establishment.
In the nearly 20 years since that meeting, the league has grown from strength to strength.
Now consisting of over 300 teams and just over 4000 players, The SCWGFL has become a driving force for developing football in all its forms for women and girls, irrespective of their ability.
Alongside their work with players and clubs, the league has made a real effort to help support and help young referees working in the league.