Over 200k girls to take part in Biggest Ever Football Session

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On Wednesday 8 March – International Women’s Day – over 200,000 schoolgirls are set to take part in The FA and Barclays’ second Biggest Ever Football Session, as part of the Let Girls Play campaign.

A record-breaking number of primary and secondary schools have signed up to deliver football sessions on the day and affirm their commitment to providing girls with equal access to football.

Last year, 90,000 girls took part in the inaugural Biggest Ever Football Session, and after an incredible year for women’s football, with England winning the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament, the number of registered girls has more than doubled this year.

Media events in London, Birmingham and Manchester will feature key FA spokespeople including Director of Women’s Football, Baroness Sue Campbell, and Head of Development, Louise Gear. Also in attendance will be Barclays football ambassadors, Kelly Smith, and Ian Wright as lead partners of the event. In total over 1,200 primary and secondary school girls will take part in the media events across the country.

The Let Girls Play campaign was launched in October 2021 to support The FA’s strategic ambition to provide girls with equal access to football. The campaign is supported by Barclays as part of its record-breaking investment in women’s and girls’ football and long-standing commitment to the sport.

To find out more about the campaign and sign up to the Biggest Ever Football Session go to: www.englandfootball.com/LetGirlsPlay. To join the movement via social media, follow Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #LetGirlsPlay.

With thanks to the FA