Feeling inspired by England’s incredible victory at Euro 2022? After the Lionesses produced the fairytale ending to a campaign that put women’s football in the spotlight like never before, the game finally has the springboard it long-deserved.

Only time will tell just how big an impact this tournament will have on the long-term future of the women’s game, though one thing is already clear, Leah Williamson and co have more than done their bit when it comes to inspiring a whole new generation.

Looking for ways to get involved with the game? Whether you’re a complete beginner or have been playing for years, there are a growing number of women’s leagues and teams in and around Manchester to get involved with.

Greater Manchester Women’s Football League

With three divisions the Greater Manchester Women’s League offers those progressing from junior football a route to playing within an 11-a-side under 18s division.

Recreational women’s football

Manchester FA work in partnership with the University of Manchester to deliver the Kickaround Recreational Women’s league, providing 6-a-side football for women on Thursday evenings. You can enter the league as a team, or as an individual. Anyone entering as an invidual will be added into an existing team.

Where can I find my local women’s football team?

For more information or to find a local team, or to get involved with the Kickaround Recreational Women’s League, contact the FA’s Football Development Officer (Women and Girls’) Olivia Laiker. You just need to send your age and postcode, and Olivia will get back to you with details on relevant opportunities close by.

The England Football website also has a handy game-finder, which will match you with groups of a similar age, ability and experience. Click here to find a game.

Head over to the Manchester FA website for more useful information.

Mon 1 Aug
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Mon 1 Aug 2022