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The English FA’s plan to give equal access to girls in football


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The English FA’s plan to give equal access to girls in football

The English Football Association has pledged to give every girl equal access to football in PE lessons by 2024. It is hoping to achieve this by introducing a new initiative called “Football Schools Partnerships”.The plan is to introduce regular girls’ football sessions into 6,000 schools across England over a three-year period. Newsround presenter Leah Boleto…

The English FA’s plan to give equal access to girls in football

The English Football Association has pledged to give every girl equal access to football in PE lessons by 2024.

It is hoping to achieve this by introducing a new initiative called “Football Schools Partnerships”.

The plan is to introduce regular girls’ football sessions into 6,000 schools across England over a three-year period.

Newsround presenter Leah Boleto has been to Cambridge to see one of the partnerships in action.

Check out the rest of our girls in football special here:

Girls in football: Vision for equal access to football in schools by 2024

Girls in football: Why a gap in opportunities at academy level?

Girls in football: How to get the same chances as the boys

Steph Houghton: ‘I’ll prove that I’m a good footballer and you’re not going to stop me’

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