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CHESTER FC HOSTS GIRLS-ONLY FOOTBALL EVENT TO CELEBRATE FEMALE EQUALITY IN SPORT

Chester FC Community Trust, the charity arm of Chester Football Club, in partnership with credit card provider MBNA, are taking part in this year’s FA’s nationwide initiative - #LetGirlsPlay Biggest Ever Football Session.

On Wednesday 6th March, Year 3 and 4 girls from 12 Chester schools will enjoy a fun-packed morning of coaching sessions and games with Chester FC Community Trust and Chester School Sport Partnership at King George V Community Sports Hub in Blacon.

To mark International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, the event is part of the UK-wide initiative to bring equal opportunities for women in sport.

Chester FC Community Trust engages with 200 players each week through its women’s and girls’ programmes, which include Weetabix Wildcats, Girls’ Player Development Centre, FA Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre and Chester FC Women’s teams. The charity also works with schools in Cheshire West and Chester to grow and develop girls’ football through coaching sessions, extra-curricular clubs and inter-school events.

Chester School Sport Partnership supports schools to deliver high quality PE and school sport, through a coordinated local delivery system, ensuring local needs are met and the greatest benefit is felt by all children and young people. The Partnership works with primary and secondary schools to enhance the quality of sporting opportunities through the curriculum, intra and inter school competition and developing the young volunteers of the future.

More info on the FA’s #LetGirlsPlay campaign:

Last year more than 90,000 girls from schools across England joined in with the Biggest Ever Football Session. The event forms part of the FA’s #LetGirlsPlay campaign that aims to ensure girls have the same football opportunities as boys in schools and clubs.

By 2024, The FA’s is for girls to have the same football opportunities as boys in schools and clubs. #LetGirlsPlay is a campaign to influence and drive change, showing that football can and should be played by girls. It is bringing together a growing community of people of all genders, ages and backgrounds who want to champion equal access for girls, helping create independent, resilient young girls who will be a force for good in all local communities.

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