Canterbury Old Bags Session

Women

 

Whether your brand new, experienced or looking for a new challenge Kent FA has a Women’s Football Session just for you.

With the Lionesses’ success in the UEFA Women's EURO and FIFA Women’s World Cup, there has never been a more exciting time to get involved in the beautiful game.

We are hopeful that all the clubs in Kent are inclusive and will try to provide an engaging and worthwhile experience for you or someone you know who is keen to get involved.

There are a number of different ways to get involved in playing the nation’s favourite game and a short overview of these are below:

Get In Touch

Rebecca Moore - Football Development Officer

By Phone: 01622 792140
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Rebecca.Moore@KentFA.com

From the age of 16 women can play at a number of levels in the football pyramid. Kent has over 75 women’s teams that are affiliated to them and compete at the various competitions including veterans.  Our pyramid below shows the teams competing in the 2023-2024 season and the level of football they play at.

Kent FA Tiers 
 
Our clubs compete in a number of leagues and you can find more information on them here 
 

 

For those women who are new to football or have previously played but cannot commit to the weekly training and matches that are involved in the 11-a-side game, there are recreational sessions that can accommodate you. 

 
Location: St Edmunds School all weather pitches, Giles Lane, Canterbury CT2 8HU
Day: Thursday 
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Session Lead: Jo Treharne 
Contact details: Email jo.treharne@btinternet.com
Quote from session: "Bags’ sessions are relaxed, friendly and informal with a focus on getting fit, having fun and making friends. You don’t need to have played football before. The joy of the sessions is in not thinking about anything else for an hour. Everyone will make you feel welcome and encourage you to play and join in. It’s literally the best thing ever for both body and mind.”

To find similar recreational football sessions across the county, head to find.englandfootball.com

Futsal is a fast-paced fun versions of indoor 5-a-side football that originated in Brazil. 

 The rules and equipment focus on ball skills, movement and quick passing. It’s a lot of fun and incredibly popular in Brazil, Spain, Italy and as player development for professional football clubs etc. In Kent we have a Women’s Futsal League that play on a regular basis and have a league setup as well as a recreational turn up and play session for those not ready to compete just yet.

Catherine Bradley leads on this exciting opportunity and can be contacted via Catherine.Bradley@kentdowns.org.uk or by visiting the website below 

https://canterburyfutsalleague.mystrikingly.com/

The league operates utilising a central venue at Aylesford Football Club (ME20 7AU) with 7-a-side Sunday fixtures running bi-weekly from September through to April between 6-8 pm.

The league is welcoming to all abilities and experience levels. Players must be aged 30 or over to participate in the league with the exception of 2 players per squad who may be aged 25-29 but may not be registered to another league.

The first season of the league was a great success with 8 teams and over 160 players involved! As a result, for the 2024/25 season, we are adding a second division. Want to get involved? Email Rebecca Moore for more information: Rebecca.Moore@KentFA.com

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