I’m pleased to announce that we’re going to be sponsoring a new venture aimed to get women of all ages playing football. She’s So Soccer launches in August at Benson Park in Gosforth and it’s seeking to reach out to any women who’ve either stopped playing, or whom have never had the chance or the choice to play throughout their lives.
I love the simplicity of the approach, Bootcamp with Balls, and the appeal to anyone of any ability – expert or unknown. As someone who has played football over the years, I’ll definitely be dropping by to take part in some of the sessions. Not only have I been enthused and inspired by the Lionesses at the Euros, but I miss the opportunity to have a kick about once in a while.
Girls football is being given a big push by the FA, but for too many, there isn’t any opportunity to give such an enjoyable sport a try. To be able to dip in and out without making a commitment.
Starting the initiative at Benson Park is fantastic. The Bohs is a club I’ve been involved with for over five years, and they have updated a great facility with a new Football Foundation grass pitch, and Sport England have funded the renovation of the club house. It’s an iconic club and location in North East grass roots football, with almost 125 years of history, and it will be no surprise if it takes on further significance for the women’s game.
I’ll be uploading a series of posts to give tips when starting a new sport, or getting active again. And I’m offering 50% discounted initial one hour treatments to anyone who references #shessosoccer or #bohs1894.
I really hope this is another catalyst for Women’s football in the UK and continues the significant growth that the game is experiencing. Along with an England win at the EURO’s. #beyourbest. Go Lionesses!