Research and Findings

Since 2017, we have been gathering insight and case studies that continue to inform the development of Girls’ Football in schools and the support provided through our programmes. Here you will find a range of useful reports and case studies.

Primary Schools

FA Active Play Through Storytelling

The FA Active Play Through Storytelling programme aims to support ‘the beginner girl’ aged five to eight in developing their physical competency and speaking and listening skills through the medium of creative play and storytelling.

Secondary Schools

Game of Our Own

The Game of Our Own programme aims to increase secondary aged girls’ self-esteem, confidence and self-belief, in addition to their engagement in football-related activities through a variety of roles – player, leader, supporter etc. The programme also provides practical training for teachers in how to engage girls in football.

Forge Valley

Forge Valley wanted to build on their established girls’ football curriculum and extra-curriculum offer through the Game of Our Own programme. This case study gives an overview of what they did, the challenges they faced and the impact of the programme.

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Plympton Academy

Plympton Academy wanted to try a new approach to introducing girls’ football to the PE delivery through the Game of Our Own programme, after experiencing low interest levels in a previous initiative. This case study gives an overview of what they did, the challenges they faced and the impact of the programme.

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Southfield School

Southfield School wanted to re-introduce Girls’ Football to their PE and extra curriculum offer after an absence of four years through the Game of Our Own programme. This case study gives an overview of what they did, the challenges they faced and the impact of the programme.

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The Deanes

The Deanes had a girls’ football club and wanted to introduce girls’ football into the curriculum through the Game of Our Own programme. This case study gives an overview of what they did, the challenges they faced and the impact of the programme.

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Impact Report

In February 2019, we published our YST Impact Report for 2018, which can be found here. The Youth Sport Trust 2018 Impact Report shares not only our reach, but the wider impact our programmes have on young people's lives - increasing their confidence, improving their relationships and making them happier. By harnessing the power of sport and play to enhance wellbeing, boost attainment and achievement and help young people develop the life skills, we can help them thrive, be happy and healthy.