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Casey Stoney gives us her top tips on how to run a Girls' Football Week session

Casey Stoney has encouraged coaches, teachers, parents and volunteers up and down the country to get involved with Girls’ Football Week.

Girls’ Football Week is a national campaign aimed at raising the profile of female football and supporting The FA’s aim of doubling the number of women and girls playing the game by 2020.

So what advice would Stoney, a former England and Team GB captain, give to any wannabe organiser?

“First and foremost you’ve got to make the session fun.

“Secondly, we all love a bit of competition so you have to make it competitive.

“It is absolutely crucial that you create sessions for everybody, regardless of ability levels. You don’t want a newcomer walking away from the game because they were unable to complete a certain drill.

“And lastly, and most importantly, you must make sure every child walks away with a smile on their face.”

This year Girls’ Football Week will run between 23-29 April.

To get involved please register your activity at

Once registered you will receive digital promotional materials and a guide on how to deliver safe and fun activities. You will be sent a range of session plan ideas at the beginning of April.

If you have any questions, please e-mail


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