Premier League Girls Football

Group of female footballers wearing UV paint prepare for a photo

Premier League Girls Football

This Premier League Girls Football project is aimed at females in the age range of 11 – 25, and operates at 12 Satellite clubs around the Teesside area, predominantly ran by female coaches.

The satellite clubs are located mainly in secondary schools and ran continuously throughout the year for at least 30 weeks of the academic year.

The project aim is to increase participation in female football nationwide and is funded and supported by the FA.   Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation works with the North Riding FA  to foster the sport and encourage the transition into local football teams.

Over the last two years the programme has worked with the FA / Premier League, who encourage clubs such as ours to enter teams into national competitions, with the most recent two at Wembley Stadium.  These events were both followed by tickets to see National and International female football being played at the stadium.

MFC Foundation has had many successes. and last year Trinity Girls football team were awarded “Team of the Year” at the Regional Awards evening hosted by Hull Tigers.

Working in conjunction with Sunderland AFC, our girls have been involved with Ultra-Violet football (sometimes called ‘glow in the dark’ football), and more recently at an event in Hull the girls were given the opportunity to try out Bubble Football.

In this current year following local elimination rounds, we had a girls’ team (Under 13 years) travelling to Chelsea to compete in the Premier League National Championships at Stamford Bridge.

As well as the opportunity to compete at all levels from inter-club through to national, there are opportunities for girls to act as volunteers, and in some instances as Ambassadors for Sport.  Opportunities exist for individuals to train as FA Level One coaches, or even as referees which both helps coaches to share the load, whilst also gaining experience.

‘Back to Football’ has proved to be a big success, held at the Herlingshaw Centre in South Bank. The sessions are aimed at older females who used to play football in their junior years, and are looking at returning to playing in a both friendly and amateur-orientated platform.

For details on your nearest site contact Rachel Horsley on 07758 231 008 or through email on Rachel.Horsley@MFCFoundation.co.uk

* New Girls Tournament *

We are inviting teams to join our U14 girls Football League!

📅 Monday’s, 7pm – 8pm

📧 rachel.horsley@mfcfoundation.co.uk

 

 


Middlesbrough Nursery Celebrates A ‘Roaring’ Success On 10th Anniversary

Rosedene Easterside in Middlesbrough celebrated its tenth anniversary with a visit from two very special visitors – local ward councillor Craig Wright and Middlesbrough Football Club mascot, Roary the Lion.

Roary and Craig were given a special, socially distanced tour of the facility, which is located next to St. Thomas More School and enjoyed a slice of birthday cake.

Children currently attending the nursery also tested their skills trying to score goals against Roary.

Easterside was the fifth nursery in Rosedene’s portfolio to open, following the launch of sites in Marske, Redcar and Saltburn. It now has 11 childcare facilities across Tees Valley and North Yorkshire. Easterside was the first of three Rosedene nurseries in Middlesbrough.

The team at Easterside has built up strong community ties over the last decade with key figures in the community, including a partnership with health visitors, the local children’s centre, church groups and small businesses.

It also has had strong retention of staff since it opened, with its manager Gemma being part of the Rosedene family for more than 16 years, and many staff members having been recruited at student level and progressing into more senior roles.

Alice McCullagh, director at Rosedene, said: “It was fantastic to welcome Craig and Roary to the Rosedene Easterside birthday celebrations. It is vital to us, even during such unprecedented times, that the nursery is at the heart of the community. Even though we had planned to host a huge celebration for all families, the children were delighted by the visit from our two special guests.

“During the last decade, we’ve looked after some amazing local children, supported over 1,000 families and our team love to see our returning parents, with whthey’ve built incredible relationships with over the years.

“Having a reliable, established childcare provider is essential for parents, especially when life is so uncertain. Parents need to be confident that they can go to work, and their children will be cared for by someone they trust. We look forward to providing that service at Easterside for the next decade and beyond.”

Craig Wright, councillor for Ladgate Ward, said: “Happy birthday Rosedene Easterside! Throughout the pandemic, Rosedene has been a vital support to the community and its fantastic to work with a brilliant nursery which puts children first and has community at its heart.”

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