There are loads of different ways you can celebrate the European Championships this summer with Herefordshire FA! If you've been inspired by the Lionesses and their performances in the Netherlands then you're in the right place. Read on for our top 5 ways to enjoy the competition and turn your summer into a summer of football!
1. Join in the fun at one of our FA Girls Football Euro Celebrations!
Throughout the tournament we've organized a number of girls football events and festivals across Herefordshire. These will provide the perfect opportunity to take your first steps to becoming a Lioness. There's something for everyone - it doesn't matter if you have never kicked a ball before or already play regularly! Come to one of our Euro Festivals or events and learn some new skills and make new friends.
We'll have FA qualified coaches delivering beginner sessions, friendly matches and games for everyone as well as loads of other activities including face painting and sticker swapping! You can even hang around afterwards and watch one of the Euro games in the clubhouse afterwards and cheer on the Lionesses!
Take a look at the map below for a list of events and activities planned so far; we will continue to update this throughout the tournament.
UITC Euro Celebrations
Tues 18th July 6-7:30pm
Open session for girls aged 7-11 just £2, perfect for beginners!
Mon 31st - 2nd Aug Girls Soccer School
£15 per day or £35 for all 3
9am - 3pm all Everyday qualified coaches will provide fun and enjoyable football related games, activities and competitions for all abilities!
visit www.playtheherefordway.com for more information
Ross Juniors Euro Festival
Weds 19th July 6-7:30pm
Free event open to all including new players, There will be a fun tournament, Euro sticker swap shop and prizes! Watch England vs. Scotland and enjoy some refreshments in the clubhouse after the game!
Every Sunday 11am-12pm
Turn up and play sessions every week for girls of all abilities aged 5-11! Fun and friendly football perfect for beginners! Just £1 per session, come and give it a try!
Every Sunday 12-1pm
Turn up and play sessions every week for girls of all abilities aged 5-11! Fun and friendly football perfect for beginners! Just £1 per session, come and give it a try! Special Euro Celebration and games on the 23rd June!
HFA/Leominster Euro Finals Festival
Sun 6th August 12-3 (Euro Final 4pm)
Free event open to all. Celebrate the final of the European Championships with a fun festival including beginners skills session, loads of matches and other fun activities! Enjoy the football then watch the final in the clubhouse afterwards with all your friends!
2. Show your support to the England team by Saluting the Lionesses!
Are you the England teams biggest fan? Prove it by entering our Salute the Lionesses competition! We want you to show us how much you support the England national team as they compete in the European Championships by saluting the Lionesses. Send us a photo or video of your best salute and you could win a prize! It's really simple:
1) Practise and perfect your best salute (watch the how to video first if you like)
2) Film it/Snap it
3) Send it to Herefordshire FA by email, facebook or twitter
Its that easy! you can send your salutes to @HerefordshireFA on twitter, facebook.com/HerefordshireFA or Joe.Mathias@HerefordshireFA.com We will share all the best salutes and you might even win a prize!
3. Try these games and activities at home with your friends!
If you are bored waiting for the next England game to kick off or you just want some fun football games to play with your friends why not download some of the fantastic activities we've made available using the links below (at the bottom of the page!). Take a look at the different skills and exercises you can practise at home with your friends! There's also heaps of football related games to play during halftime of a Lionesses game or when you're waiting for the next game to kick off. We've even got a free wallchart you can fill in with the results and track England's journey to the final (fingers crossed!)
4. Enter DiscountFootballKits.com Girls' Football Week Giveaway!
You can win a brand new kit for your football club! To celebrate Girls Football Week and the European Championships, our partner Discount Football Kits are giving away a Women's Football team the opportunity to win 14 brand new Nike Kits and 1 Nike GK Kit! The kits will come with full embroidery of your clubs badge, discountfootballkits.com logo on the front and numbers on the back.
Simply record a 30-second video explaining how and why you got into football and what you enjoy about football.
Post the video on your chosen social media, include us in the post (@DiscountFK for Twitter and @DiscountFootballKits for Facebook/Instagram) and include the hashtag #DFKGirlsFootballWeek
All entrants must be willing to have marketing and photography published by Discount Football Kits to showcase the lucky winners.
Final entry Sunday 6th August. The winner will be chosen at random and announced Monday 14th August
5. Meet the Lionesses!
Do you have a favourite Lioness or just want to find out more about the whole squad? Visit the FA For Girls webpage and you can Improve your knowledge of the England team and then why not test your friends!
See if you can find the answers to these questions about the Lionesses!
1) Who is Karen Carney's sporting role model?
2) What does Isobel Christiansen love to eat before a match?
3) How many times has Stephanie Houghton played for England?
4) How many goals has Toni Duggan scored for the Lionesses
If you still want more information on girls football in Herefordshire or would like to know about any other opportunities to get involved and start your journey to becoming a future Lioness please contact Joe.Mathias@HerefordshireFA.com or call 01432 342179