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Barclays Girls' Football School Partnership

 King Edward Aston are now an official Barclays Girls Football School Partnership. 

We will be sharing football opportunities for Key Stage 3+4 girls across the year during curriculum time and after school. There are also opportunities for Teacher development through the England Football CPD teacher training programmes.



A huge thanks to all the schools who contributed to the girls football programme in 2021-22. The partnership was awarded the Outstanding Strategic Use of Programmes, Competitions or Events to Engage Young People Award at the Youth Sport Trust / Barclay's Football Awards night. This is great recognition for all the schools and their work to ensure that girls have equal access to football in the curriculum and extra-curricualr activities.

To see what we have been up to, click on the picture below:



Current Opportunities for Students:

Barclays Game On – GO Lead Day - 5th February 2024 @ Nechells Wellbeing Centre, 9.30 - 2pm

Aston Villa Coaching Masterclass - 14 May 2024 @ Aston Villa Dome, 9 - 11.30am

Empowers girls with the tools and training to become girls’ football activators to design, create and deliver football activities to their peers to engage new and different girls.

We know that girls’ often lack the confidence to take on leadership roles, particularly in football. We also know that girls enjoy taking part in sessions designed for them, by them. Barclays Game On - GO Lead will provide schools with three key outcomes:

  • Empower girls to design, create and deliver football activities to their peers to engage new and different girls.
  • Support girls to become activators, to understand what leadership is, and to articulate and apply the skills they have developed.

Let Girls Play Awards 2024

ImageThe FA are celebrating pupils and staff who have rallied for change and helped change perceptions of girls' football in their school. Does this sound like someone you know?

Pupils who have gone above and beyond to show that this is a sport for all, or staff who have fought hard to provide equal access, we want to hear their stories!

Nominate them for a #LetGirlsPlay Award and give them the glory and the chance to be rewarded with a trip to Wembley to watch The Women’s FA Cup Final, plus so much more. Click on the button below to nominate!


Whistler's Training 2023 16th / 17th April 2024 @ KESSP, 9.30 - 12.30pm

Whistlers by England Football is a programme for girls aged 11-14 which introduces them to the core skills of officiating and helps grow their confidence more broadly within a leadership role. Girls will be provided with a basic knowledge of the laws of the game, develop communication skills and confidence to allow girls to support the delivery of festivals and competitions on completion of the programme.








Dates for the Diary:

Barclays Women's Super League on Twitter: "The message is loud and clear:  #LetGirlsPlay 🗣 Over 285,000 school girls took part in today's Biggest  Ever Football Session 🤯" / Twitter

On Friday, 8th March 2024 at Trinity Road from 1 - 3.30pm,  the Biggest EVER Football Session is back, and this is your official invite to get involved.

Register now to be a part of it – there are prizes to be won if you are one of the first 100 schools to sign-up, so be quick!

KESSP will be offering girls in the Aston area the chance to attend our football festival on this day! Please let us know if your school would like to take part.




Staff Opportunities

FA Secondary Teacher CPD - 23rd January 2024, 1pm - 4pm  - watch out for registration for this course from October 2023. Ideal for ECT's or colleagues who want to develop girls football within the school curriculum.

Barclays Game on – GO TEACH

Barclays Game On part of England Football was developed by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) in partnership with England Football.

Barclays Game On is designed to support secondary schools to engage girls in curriculum physical education through a life skills approach, using football as the vehicle.

The life skills approach supports teachers to increase girls’ self-esteem, confidence and engagement in PE through an approach that enables all young people to flourish in PE, school and life.

Through the training and resources teachers will build knowledge and confidence delivering different football related activities to engage girls. Click HERE to access Go Teach Training.

Barclays Game On – GO PLAY

New for 22/23, a brand-new resource to support schools to set up an extracurricular football offer for girls in KS3. All the activities, games and practises in the pack have been designed specifically to engage girls aged 12-14 . Sessions focus on fun, team-building, and growing girls confidence with a football and offer simple and clear content for teachers to pick up and deliver.

Click HERE to access Go Play resources.

Let Girls Play Launch - Sussex County FA