Eighth Wonder is Back!
We are delighted to confirm that Eighth Wonder is back and delivering a Development Day with Kent FA on Friday 25th October 2019.
The event which takes place during half-term from 10am-4pm, offers 14-20-year olds a unique opportunity to break into the world of football.
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In partnership with the Kent FA and K Sports, the programme will welcome its third batch of future female football leaders.
Since the programme launched back in 2016, hundreds of participants have benefited from the scheme. From development days to coaching courses, the upcoming event later this year should offer another day full of development sessions and workshops.
Those who sign up for the Eighth Wonder Programme receive a day of in-depth training and personal development, they will then be placed on a mentoring scheme, providing them with support and guidance to contribute to Kent's volunteer workforce.
Eighth Wonder participants are provided with unique opportunities to obtain experience; whether as a coach, administrator, marketer, journalist or any other role within the game. Founder, Charlotte Richardson, looks forward to welcoming even more young women to reap the rewards.
“Eighth Wonder has accomplished above and beyond what I expected. Besides being able to support so many young, talented women across Kent, we’ve begun to foster an online and offline community of opportunity, support and empowerment.”
"I've seen girls who have undertaken events with Eighth Wonder, go on to join full-time academies, selection onto the Kent FA Youth Council whilst others have got jobs within the pro game which is fantastic.”
“I’m thankful to the Kent FA who have supported this ground-breaking approach to engage girls with volunteering and careers in football, to see the impact it’s having is pleasing and I really hope we can get another event full.”
Partners of the programme, Kent FA are hosting the day at their headquarters in Ditton this October. Football Development Officer, Katie Whitmore, hopes following the success of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, they’ll be a positive uptake to the event.
“I’m really pleased to be hosting a third Eighth Wonder day. The women’s game is growing on the pitch and it is great to work with Eighth Wonder to help foster growth for activities off it.”
“There has been demand to host another development day and I’m sure female leaders across Kent will be signing up to take part.”
To sign up and attend the Eighth Wonder Development Day on Friday 25th October from 10am-4pm, please click here. Kindly note, a £10 fee is required to secure your space and help cover costs for the day. A maximum number is in place, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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