My experience doing Girls Football
I am going to tell you about the things I do and how I feel when playing girls football. This is going to give other girls an insider view about girls footy in case if they are interested in giving it a go.
How I started playing Football
So I started playing football in year seven, I started on a mixed team, and it was really only two other girls and me. After playing like that for a while, I played on the girls` team at school too. I became interested in football from watching my younger brother every weekend and having a kicking about with my dad on the sidelines (LOL.) I’m number 16.
Joining a new team
Once I was in year eight, we found out there was a Girls football team not far from where we live and they were taking on new players. I thought long and hard about it and decided to go along for a trial session. We didn’t realise until later that I wasn’t supposed to do this, you have to complete a 7-day transfer before you can even talk to the other team about moving (personally I think this is a bit daft as I might not have liked it at the new team).
Luckily for me, I loved it when I went for the trial, the girls were really welcoming and made me feel part of the team straight away. I said goodbye to the mixed team and hello to my new one. We have a training session once a week and a match at the weekend.
When I first started on this team I only knew one of the girls and that was a friend of a friend. Most of them were the year below me in school but it didn’t matter, we all got on really well.
Unfortunately, Covid happened and has made it difficult to continue, especially with the lockdown. We were able to do training sessions for a while as we were outdoors but as Covid worsened, we were forced to stop. I have only played one match and a half match with them (I was at my Tang Soo grading for the first half) which I really enjoyed.
If you are interested in joining a girl’s football team, check out the Football Association to find a team near you.