Girls and Womens Football

With almost three million active female players, football is the biggest women’s team sport in England. Herefordshire FA are committed to supporting girls’ and women’s football by developing more opportunities for females to get involved as players, volunteers, coaches or referees. Whether you’re a beginner who has never played, a current player who is playing regularly, or an ex-player wanting to get back involved, there are opportunities for everyone.

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Herefordshire FA organises and supports a variety of different opportunities to play in both a recreational or competitive setting; regardless of your age or ability. These include structured club football as part of the Herefordshire Girls Football League, player development and training through FA Skills and the Player Development Centre, and recreational/social football with programmes such as Football Mash Up and Soccercise.

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Click on the programmes below for more information and details on how to get involved.

 Herefordshire Girls Football League – Organised regular fixtures currently ranging from Under 8’s to Under 14’s. 9 different clubs across the county take part in the league. To see the current league standings and results please click here.

FA Skills – Coaching Programme that gives 5-11s of all abilities the opportunity to get active, learn new football skills and enjoy the game. For more information please click here.

Player Development Centre – County FA run centre designed to complement grassroots football by providing selected players with extra coaching once a week with the aim of developing talent. This season we ran U12, U14 and U16 PDC sides and due to their success are hoping to introduce a younger age group next year

SSE Wildcats Girls Football Centres - Fun, friendly and engaging football sessions for girls of all abilities aged 5-11. We currently run two Wildcats football clubs in Kington and Ledbury for more information please click here!

Festivals – We organise regular U8 and U7 football festivals across the county which form a great, fun introduction to football in a friendly environment. For more information on any upcoming festivals please contact

Futsal – The HGFL organise a girl’s futsal competition every year between January and March. This is a great indoor competition over the winter months and has proved very popular. The competitions also act as qualifiers for the national Futsal Festivals, with the winning teams in each age group going into the regional competition.  If you want to get involved please, find your nearest club here: [link to find your nearest club page]

School Football – We are actively working to get football in more schools across the county. We run and coach girls football sessions in a number of schools. If you want any advice or help on setting up a girl’s football club or after school session at your school please contact For information on the Join our Club programme, which aims to create links between schools and clubs please email

Refereeing – We are always on the lookout for potential new referees. Refereeing provides a great way of being involved in football on the weekends. For more information on the benefits of refereeing and upcoming courses please visit the Referees section of our website.

Coach Education – Herefordshire FA also run a number of coaching courses throughout the year. Whether you are a club volunteer or player who wants to get more involved in coaching at your club or are an existing coach looking to take the next step on the pathway, FA coaching courses are for you. For more information please visit the coaching section of our website here.

Alternatively, if you are interested in any of these programmes, please contact Herefordshire FA or the contact included. For more information on any of the above please contact Joe Mathias on 01432 342179 or