About

Female football is growing rapidly across Wales but we want to inspire more girls to play the game.

Celebrating Women’s Football. Mastercard presents:
Celebrating Women’s Football. Mastercard presents:

To show we're serious about growing the female game, we've set an ambitious target of 20,000 affiliated players in Wales by 2024.

On this page, you will find some resources to help girls fall in love with the game. 

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Places for females to play football

If you're a girl and you've fallen in love with football the first thing to do is check our Girls Club Portal

GIRLS CLUB PORTAL

If you can't find a club near you, contact your local league for more information.

South Wales Women's and Girls League
West Wales Womens Girls League
North Wales Girls Football League
Ceredigion Junior Girls League
Pembrokeshire Women's & Girls League
Powys Girls League
North Wales Women's Football League

Another option is to go straight to your local club to see if they have, or are willing to start a girls' section.

ACCREDITED CLUBS

Beatball

If you haven't yet fallen in love with the beautiful game, try Beatball, the exciting new activity designed to get girls loving the football.

It's an exciting combination of football and dance, designed to get girls familiar with the football.
We kicked it off at Capital FM's Cardiff Bay Beach and girls from around South Wales joined in the fun.

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Now we want to spread the Beatball buzz far and wide, so for more details, head straight to beatball.cymru

COULD MY DAUGHTER EVER PLAY FOR WALES?

Yes. We have a Girls' Player Pathway in place that goes from grassroots right-up to the national squad.

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Here's how it works...

Performance Centres: The FAW Trust currently has seven female Performance Centres, located around Wales. They provide additional training for selected female players, with C Certificate or B Licence coaches.
Each Performance Centre hosts 30 training sessions every year and regular fixtures.

Weekly Regional Sessions: These sessions (in north and south Wales) provide additional high quality training for the top players in our Performance Centres and eligible players who play outside of Wales. Selected players are given a bespoke conditioning programme and have access to support staff to aid their development.

Regional Fixture Programme: A regional fixture programme is in place for selected players within our Weekly Regional Sessions and additional players who don't have access to weekly regional sessions (due to travelling or club commitments).

National U15 Girls' Squad: Our National U15 squad currently has seven camps each seaosn, which include a minimum of nine competitive fixtures. Players are selected for national camps through our Weekly Regional Sessions and our Regional Fixture Programme.

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From there, the best players enjoy a seamless pathway, as they move up to the national U17 and U19 squads, under the governance of the FAW, before joining up with the National Senior Women's Squad.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WELSH WAY OF PLAYING

 

CONSTITUTION & AFFILIATION STANDARD BRONZE SILVER GOLD SUPPORT

Appropriate amount of individuals to cover Chair Person, Secretary, Treasurer (no more than 2 roles per person)

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Affiliate to the appropriate FAW Area Association via membership of the respective local junior league 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png  
   
SAFEGUARDING    
SAFEGUARDING OFFICER    
Appoint a nominated Club Safeguarding Officer to liaise with the local league Safeguarding Officer 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Safeguarding Officer Code of Conduct
Appointed Club Safeguarding Officer must attend an FAW Welfare and Child Protection workshop 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Safeguarding courses
Club Safeguarding Officer’s details are clearly displayed and communicated 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png The club should include these contact details in a ‘Welcome Pack’ for parents as the bare minimum.
If they have a website the safeguarding officer’s details should be displayed.
If they have a clubhouse, the safeguarding officer’s details should be displayed.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES    
Adhere to the working practices and procedures of the FAW Safeguarding Policy and all FAW Welfare Regulations and instructions 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png By complying with Club Accreditation you are agreeing to adhere to FAW Safeguarding policy
Ensure that all persons who have access to children and young people adhere to the FAW Safeguarding Policy 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png FAW Safeguarding policy
Promote the FAW Code of Conduct and Good Practice 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Player Code of Conduct
DBS    
Ensure all persons who have access to children and young people participate in the FAW national DBS programme 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Safeguarding information
Ensure all persons with access to children display the FAW Safeguarding Scheme Card at all appropriate times 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png  
RECORD KEEPING    
Store all information from recruitment procedures safely in line with GDPR regulations 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png  
Maintain an up to date database of individuals who have access to children and young people through the club 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png  
COACH EDUCATION    
Minimum ONE qualified Football Leaders Award coach per team 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Football Leader Award courses
Minimum ONE qualified 1st Aid person per team 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png First Aid courses
During all matches/training sessions ONE qualified coach (minimum FLA) and 1st aider is present 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png  
All coaches/1st Aiders are protected by either club or individual insurance 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png FAW Trust Watkin-Davies insurance information
Ensure all coaches adhere to the FAW Code of Conduct and Good Practice 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Coaches Code of Conduct
TWO qualified coaches per team (minimum requirement FLA)   1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Football Leader Award courses
Minimum of ONE FAW C Certificate coach     1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png C Certificate courses
Minimum of ONE GK Award coach     1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Goalkeeper Award courses
Minimum of ONE FAW C Certificate coach for every THREE teams within the club       1Gold Circle.png C Certificate courses
Minimum of ONE FAW UEFA B Licence coach       1Gold Circle.png B Licence courses
Minimum of ONE FAW Disability Award coach       1Gold Circle.png Disability Award courses
PLAYER RECRUITMENT    
Adhere to FAW Mini Football regulations 1Blue_Circle.png 1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png Mini Football regulations
Does the club organise and run a minimum of TWO age group teams?   1 Bronze Circle.png 1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png  
Minimum of THREE age group teams, ONE of which must be a separate gender team     1Silver Circle.png 1Gold Circle.png  
Minimum of FOUR age group teams, plus a further TWO of which must be separate gender teams?       1Gold Circle.png