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How to Get Involved with Women's Football

22 February 2019

While at times men's football can appear to dominate day-to-day life for many, it can often be harder for young women and girls to get themselves involved in the country's most popular sport.

Following the well-attended clash between Crystal Palace Ladies and Lewes Women last night, we've got everything you need to know if you or someone you know are looking to get involved in Ladies football below.

To start, for any youngsters looking to join the sport, Palace for Life Foundation run FA Wildcats courses for girls aged 5-11-years-old which are delivered in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls.

The initiative aims to inspire participants to engage with football, meet new friends, develop fundamental skills, learn new things and create a lifelong love of football.

You can book places here or, for other Palace for Life courses for women and girls, head over to their site here.

Palace Ladies General Manager Paula Johnson advised: "As well as the brilliant FA Wildcats courses, girls can join their school team or local grassroots club to begin their journey in football.

"Playing football in any form is great for development, health and, of course, is great fun too!"

For courses near to you, use this free tool on the FA's website now

And for added inspiration, make sure to keep an eye on our fantastic Ladies team. Ticket details for matches will be announced here on and across our social media channels.

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