The Football Association is the national governing body for football in England. In 2020, The FA launched their the new Women and Girls’ 2020 – 2024 strategy, Inspiring Positive Change – an ambition to ensure there is access and opportunity for every girl and women to play, coach, spectate, officiate, administer and manage if they wish and the game to be truly representative of our society across all protected characteristics and social backgrounds. If you would like to read the 2020 – 2024 Strategy, click here.
Over two years ago, The Football Association and Barclays announced a landmark partnership, the biggest ever investment in UK women’s sport by a brand, with Barclays becoming the first title sponsor of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League as the title sponsor of the FA Women’s Super League.
The partnership involved The FA and Barclays working together to drive the growth of the women’s game at a grassroots level, with Barclays, in 2019, becoming lead partner of the Barclays Girls’ Football School Partnerships by England Football, a nationwide scheme to give girls equal access to football in schools by 2024.
The initiative uses a network of hubs delivering bespoke FA programmes for their local network of schools, which will engage, excite and encourage girls to make football a part of their life. Barclays work closely with The FA and The Youth Sport Trust to support the development and delivery of 226 Girls’ Football School Partnerships.
Youth Sport Trust
The Youth Sport Trust is the UK’s leading charity improving every young person’s education and development through sport and play. Working together, we empower young people to achieve their own personal best and equip educators to change lives. Find out more