Swansea City AFC Foundation Launch Girls Only Programme in Pembrokeshire

9th December 2021
Girls Only Soccer Camp

Swansea City AFC Foundation has partnered with the FAW Trust to launch a programme of activity for girls aged 5 to 12 in Pembrokeshire.

This partnership aims to encourage young females to participate in football through fun sessions open to all abilities. 

The initiative will be launched on the December 22 with a Girls only Soccer camp.  All abilities are welcome with participants receiving coaching from experienced and qualified Swans Foundation staff.  Participants will receive certificates and prizes.

Additionally, the Foundation will also be delivering several turn-up and play sessions.  Sessions will be offered free of charge, delivered by experienced and qualified coaches in a welcoming and supportive environment in a bid to help young players discover a passion for the beautiful game, and eventually, become confident enough to join local club teams.   

Ian Owen, girls’ inclusion lead at the Foundation, believes these sessions will be invaluable to the Pembrokeshire community.  “It’s fantastic to work alongside the FAW to encourage more girls to get involved in football," he said. 

"We know that girls really enjoy football but play less often than boys. Hopefully, by providing additional opportunities, we can get more girls taking part, with more and more transitioning to clubs in the local area.”

These sessions will be taking place in the following locations beginning week commencing 10th of January 2022

  • Tenby - Tenby Leisure Centre (SA70 8EJ) – Tuesdays, 5-6pm
  • Haverfordwest – Haverfordwest High VC School (SA61 1EP) – Tuesday, 7-8pm 
  • Pembroke - Pembroke Leisure Centre (SA71 4RJ) – Fridays, 5-6pm

For further information on these sessions, and other girls sessions, please contact Ian Owen at ian@swansfoundation.org.uk.