“I was searching for a long time for opportunities to play football as a beginner in Leicester, and nothing for my experience level existed. Whilst the grassroots scene in London is thriving, the growth of women’s grassroots around the UK has been moving more slowly. I searched on the FA Just Play site, the closest place for me to have played would have been 22 miles away in Derby, which just wasn’t realistic. So, I thought it might be easier to set something up instead. We’ve been blown away by the interest and the numbers of women who’ve come to our sessions. It just proves that appetite is there to play, it just needs to be accessible.
The next year for women’s football is so exciting. We have the Euro’s just around the corner and we have no doubt more women in Leicester will start looking for opportunities to play recreationally, and that’s what we’re here for. This Fan Girl has been passionate about creating opportunities outside of London since our inception and this is just the beginning!”
– Amy, This Fan Girl founder and VPQ manager