Football festival increases participation

Posted on: Friday 24 June 2022
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Close to 100 girls from primary schools across Torfaen have taken part in an all-girls football festival at Cwmbran Stadium this week.

The six-a-side festival aimed to increase girls’ participation in the sport, giving them a chance to try it out in a safe, non-competitive environment.

With local clubs Llanyravon AFC and Coed Eva AFC in attendance, the day presented an opportunity for those who are unattached with local football clubs in the area, to sign up.

Year 6 pupil Cadence Williams, from Blenheim Primary, enjoyed her day at the stadium, saying: “It’s been really fun playing matches against other schools and it has made me think about joining a club.”

The festival was supported by County in the Community, Cwmbran Celtic Academy, Game On and local sports leaders.

Torfaen Sports Development officer and event organiser, Jacob Guy, said: “It’s been fantastic to see so many girls enjoying football as part of the festival.

“Football is a great sport for children of all ages and abilities and they get to forge friendships and develop new skills along the way.

“We hope the excitement around the Welsh team going to the World Cup in Qatar this year will inspire more children to take the sport up.”

 Schools that took part on the day, included:

  • George Street Primary
  • Blenheim Road Primary
  • Henllys Primary
  • Coed Eva Primary
  • St Davids Primary
  • Penygarn Primary

For more information about girls football in Torfaen, contact Torfaen Sports Development on  01633 628936, email, or message them on social media @torfaensport

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