The ISFA have launched its first ever ‘Girls Football Strategy’ that has set out the organisations plans and targets for developing girls football within Independent Schools over the next 4 years.

The strategy has been developed by ISFA’s National Football Development Manager Ian Bent in consultation with The FA, schools, teachers, and players and focusses ISFA’s vision of doubling female football participation within independent schools by the end of 2021.It aims to achieve this by working collaboratively to create a sustainable infrastructure that enables growth of the girls’ game and will focus on delivering the four key pillars of The FA’s participation plan for Women’s and Girls football.

ISFA National Football Development Manager, Ian Bent, believes this strategy will have a big impact on girls football over the coming years. “Its great to finally launch this strategy, its taken 12 months to put together and there are a huge number of people that have contributed to it. By having a dedicated girls football strategy we will be able to focus on a clear strategy over the next 4 years on growing girls football, including what we want to achieve, how we are going to achieve it, and who we will work with to help us achieve it.”

A digital copy of the strategy can be found by clicking on the link below.


Any schools and teachers that are interested in developing girls football within their school, or would like further information on the support available to you, or would like to request a copy of the strategy, please contact our Football Development Manager Ian Bent via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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