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 12th June 2024           

As the season comes to a close we just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone involved. Coaches, club secretaries, volunteers, parents, players and everyone in between.
 

You have all been amazing this season and as a group have helped raise the girls game to new heights.
 

I know a lot of you will be taking part in galas across the county which look like they are also going to be a great success.
 

We couldn't do it without you so THANK YOU

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 8th May 2024           

Please find the information about the Leeds Schools FA trails coming this June & July. Click the links for more information ⚽👍
 

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 25th April 2024           

This Saturday Horsforth SM Kicks take on Battyeford Belles in the U18's Cup Final. Good luck to both teams ⚽ If you want to see some great football on show then get down to Liversedge FC ⚽
 

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 24th April 2024           

Saturday 4th May is Finals Day! Age groups Under 9's to Under 12's will be taking part in the Plate Final, Shield Final and the Cup Final for West Riding Girls.
 

It should be an fantastic day with some amazing football on show.

 

The first game kicking off at 9:30am with the final games kicking off at 3:00pm. 
 

See the posters below for more information.

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 17th April 2024           

West Riding FA is excited to be running a FREE two-day Grassroots Conference for volunteers and coaches at their Fleet Lane HQ on 1st and 2nd June 2024. 

Day One – Volunteer Workforce Conference

Saturday 1st June 9.30am – 5.00pm

The day will consist of workshops to support & upskill our grassroots volunteers across all aspects of our game. The morning will focus on our club/team officials and will cover topics such as getting ready for the new season, discipline, facilities, safeguarding, women & girls provision and disability provision. The afternoon will focus on league officials and will cover topics such as season set up & integration, discipline & safeguarding

Day Two – Coaches Conference

Sunday 2nd June 9.30am – 5.00pm

A day of coaching sessions both classroom and pitch based to offer coaches CPD around Managing Difference, Developing Skilful Players and a Masterclass of sessions aimed at all levels of ages and abilities of players. Learn what is required for your own Continued Professional Development and how to progress as a Coach whether staying with the Level you are or whether you are looking to progress through the Coaching qualifications on offer. The conference is available to any coach, whether non qualified/Playmaker/Introduction to Coaching (L1) /UEFA C (L2) /UEFA B (L3).

Places are limited and you will be emailed whether you have a place or not, the deadline for applications is Friday 17th May. To book your place, please use the following link: https://www.westridingfa.com/news/2024/apr/04/grassroots-conference

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 10th April 2024           

The WRGFL wanted to celebrate the signing of its 6000th player to the league and as that player played for Woodlanders FC, a club local to Huddersfield Town, we asked the Championship Club if they would help us make the occasion special.

 

Our 6000th player Lola Davenport who is a Huddersfield Town FC season ticket holder was presented with a Huddersfield Town Kit as well as some other HTFC goodies on the pitch during the half-time break of the Huddersfield Town V Millwall FC, Championship game on 6 April 2024; a game Town crucially won to keep their hopes of staying in the Championship alive.

 

Lola's clubmates from Woodlanders all attended the game and joined Lola on the pitch for the presentation. It was a great day for all the girls of Woodlanders FC. Craig Webb the WRGFL Chairperson was at the game and made the presentation to Lola alongside Huddersfield Town's very own Andy Booth.

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 5th April 2024           

Our West Riding Girls County Teams entered some sides into the Manchester Easter International Cup, with teams as far flung as Ireland, the USA and Dubai!

 

The girls were fantastic at all groups, and played some brilliant, positive football from first minute to last.

 

Our Under 10s were the side to beat in their group, putting in some brilliant wins, before losing narrowly in the cup final and securing the silver medal.

 

Our U11/12 group were in a really strong group, with some girls playing up a year. They made it through to the knockouts, where a last minute winner put them into the Plate Final. There, they took an early lead, which they held well to secure the trophy.

 

Our U13s entered the U14 competition, and showed some real on field quality on the day, against some top top sides. They narrowly missed out on the knockouts on Head to Head, but showed their ability and represented the county well.

 

Our U14s had a strong showing on the day, topping their group to make the Cup semi final. They controlled their semi with a comfortable 4-1 win, and faced off against Durham in the final. An early lead looked to be enough, but a final minute free kick forced penalties. Our takers were confident, and keeper Emme made 2 quality saves to secure the trophy.

 

Overall, the girls showed the best of what the WRGFL has to offer, playing some free-flowing, positive, quality football, and managed to secure some trophies and medals for our County.

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 4th April 2024           

The following FA programmes offer funding to deliver as well as kit & equipment. Details of the programmes can be found on the following page of their website by clicking on the ‘Applicant Guidance’ download: https://www.westridingfa.com/players/youth/girls/weetabix-wildcats

 

Weetabix Wildcats (for girls aged 5-11)

Squad Girls (for girls aged 12-14)

Comets (pan-disability football for children aged 5-11)

Just Play (for those aged 16+)

 

They also have the following programme funded by County FA.  Further details can be requested from them should this be of interest.
 

England Football Disability Rec Centre – 12-15 year olds with a disability

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 31st March 2024           

Another month, another slideshow! this time it's the turn of our amazing under 14's!
 
Please feel free to tag your club/team in the comments on our social media pages so we can give them a follow (if we haven't already) and so the rest of your club and view them 👍

 20th March 2024           

It’s the Skillabus Easter Challenge! Prizes are a replica football kit of your choice for the winner and Skillabus trophies for the top 5 entries.

To be in with a chance of a prize you need to be signed up with Skillabus

(for free sign-up link, check email).

Submit your entries to colin@skillabus.co.uk by Sunday 14 April. Good luck!

 10th March 2024           

Ramadan Mubarak from all of us at West Riding Girls Football League! Wishing everyone a blessed month filled with peace, reflection, and spiritual growth.

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 8th March 2024           

International Women's Day 2024 

✅ When we embrace equity, we embrace diversity, and we embrace inclusion.

✅ We embrace equity to forge harmony and unity, and to help drive success for all.

✅ Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there.

✅ Through the process of equity, we can reach equality.

Happy International Women's Day!

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 29th February 2024           

The slideshow this month is the turn of our awesome under 13's!
 
Please feel free to tag your club/team in the comments on our social media pages so we can give them a follow (if we haven't already) and so the rest of your club and view them 👍

 29th February 2024           

The FA has issued its latest guidance on the use of shin pads in grassroots football, which West Riding Girls Football League is keen to reiterate to our local grassroots football community.

Safety is a key consideration for our game, and the Laws of the Game state that shin guards/pads are a compulsory piece of equipment.

Shin pads play an important role in injury prevention, as they are intended to protect the shin from injury. The amount of shin physically covered is an important consideration, as any part of the shin that is not covered is not as well protected.

‘Micro’ or ‘mini’ shin pads may therefore increase the risk of injury, due to the smaller amount of shin covered, compared to larger sized shin pads.

We advise that, when considering the protection offered by shin pads, that safety is prioritised by ensuring a good proportion of the shin area is covered, and therefore protected.

The materials used are also an important factor. Always look for a CE mark, which means the shin pads achieve minimum standards.

We suggest that shin pads not carrying such a mark should not be worn, as they may present an increased risk of injury to players.

Please give these protection levels serious consideration when deciding what is right for you or for your child.

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 26th February 2024           

A great opportunity to showcase how good the West Riding Girls Football League is. 3 V 3 teams with the winning teams qualifying for the national competition at Saint George's Park Football Centre.

Teams from U7's to U15's can enter. What are you waiting for?

For more information contact John using the details below ☎️📧 or click the button below to go straight to their Facebook page 👍

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 23rd February 2024           

PM Pitch Marking currently mark out lots of pitches throughout Yorkshire, contact details below. Ask for Paul and we're sure he'll be able to accommodate your pitch marking needs. Click below to view their Facebook page...

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 20th February 2024           

WOW!! Last week we hit 6000 registered girls in the league. What an amazing achievement. The West Riding Girls league going from strength to strength! This is all down to the hard work of all the clubs, coaches, volunteers and committee members across West Riding so thank you.

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 6th February 2024           

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This weekend is… for players

The game is different when you’re in it.


Your players are here for the applause, not the shouting. Action not distraction. Silent Support gives them the opportunity to trust their instincts and learn for themselves.

For coaches. Coaches deserve a safe space to champion their players away from interruptions. This weekend gives coaches the chance to see their players work in a completely different way.

For spectators

When spectators stand back, the game moves forward. The players have more freedom, and the play becomes more exciting to watch.

The last few Silent Support Weekends have shown better communication on the pitch, and behaviour has improved off the pitch.

Without side line influence, players can explore tactics, discover areas of weakness, and develop critical thinking.

 31st January 2024           

We hope you're all having a great start to 2024. Even though the weather has been against us, we've still been able to play some football across the league ⚽

This months slideshow is the turn of our fantastic under 12's!

 
Please feel free to tag your club/team in the comments on our social media pages so we can give them a follow (if we haven't already) and so the rest of your club and view them 👍

 30th December 2023           

This month is the turn of our awesome under 8's!

 

We hope you've all had an amazing Christmas and here's to 2024 being an even greater year for the league ⚽

 

Please feel free to tag your club/team in the comments on our social media pages so we can give them a follow (if we haven't already) and so the rest of your club and view them 👍⚽

 28th November 2023           

Every month we will be showcasing your amazing photos of each of our age groups. This month it's the turn of the Under 9's. Here's just a small selection of our teams in the league.

If you would like your team to be featured on our social media pages and website, email your photos to social media Rob - robertleek@gmx.com with your club, team name and age group.

Please feel free to tag your club/team in the comments on our social media pages so we can give them a follow (if we haven't already) and so the rest of your club can view them.

 24th November 2023           

Since Rainbow Laces kicked off in 2013, over a million people have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, fitness and physical activity. But this must-win game isn’t over yet.

Large parts of the LGBTQ+ community still can’t be their true selves whilst attending or participating in sporting events. And in 2023, that just blows our minds.

So while we should be proud of what’s been achieved so far, this is no time to take our eye off the ball. In the tenth year, we have to do one important thing… Keep it up!

GRAB YOUR LACES 👇
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Make your support known across your social media channels with posts and information about Rainbow Laces. Use the hashtag #RainbowLaces, share your matchday/training photos, and tag us in!

Thank you for showing your support for LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.

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 26th October 2023           

Skillabus is a fantastic programme that can be used by clubs, coaches and parents. Some of our clubs are already signed up so if you are unsure, ask your coach or club representative. Some of the things they offer include:

Football Clubs

Our 5 online courses and 100 challenges use 25 years of football coaching expertise to take children aged 5-12 on a journey from beginner to star performer. They give your players an easy way to practise the right things - indoors or out. Every challenge has technique tips plus guidance on making it easier or harder depending on their starting point. You'll see a difference in skill and first touch which will add to their enjoyment of playing.

Parents

At our core is a desire to help parents develop their children's sports skills, and have fun together. A bit less screen time and a bit more physical activity is good for physical and mental wellbeing, as well as for building confidence and making friends. We believe that better skills make sport more enjoyable, so they'll play it more. We're sure that our ideas and guidance can help you help your child flourish.

For more information click on the link

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 19th October 2023           

Every month we will be showcasing your amazing photos of each of our age groups. This month it's the turn of the Under 10's. Here's just a small selection of our teams in the league.

If you would like your team to be featured on our social media pages and website, email your photos to social media Rob - robertleek@gmx.com with your club, team name and age group.

Please feel free to tag your club/team in the comments on our social media pages so we can give them a follow (if we haven't already) and so the rest of your club can view them.

 21st September 2023           

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 16th September 2023           

Good luck to you all, we hope you have an amazing season.

 3rd September 2023           

The West Riding FA Future Lionesses Centre had 3 of their goalkeepers attending St Georges Park to take part in a CPD session for Coaches moving into the programme for season 2023/2024. Layla Fitzpatrick, Brooke Owen-Williams and Aimee Scrivener were all put through their paces by Carl Kennedy and his coaching team. The girls did the West Riding proud. Thank you Layla, Brooke and Aimee.

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 3rd September 2023           

All the latest news...

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31st August 2023

Some amazing numbers for this season...

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28th August 2023

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