FURD Female Football Festival

02 Feb 2016 / News

We are pleased to announce plans for our first Female Football Festival! Join us to celebrate the rise in girls` and women`s football in Sheffield and beyond. Whatever your age or ability you can get involved.

To coincide with International Women`s Day, we're hosting a series of events from 1st to 20th March including films and talks as well as opportunities to play and watch football - and other activities, too.

FREE Girls` and Women`s Activity Day

Saturday 5th March, 11am until 5pm

U-Mix Centre, 17 Asline Road, Lowfield, Sheffield, S2 4UJ

FREE activities for women and girls of all ages and abilities

With special guest coach - Nigerian international Ayisat Endurance Yusuf-Aromire

Girls` Football Coaching Session 11am to 12pm

Indoor and outdoor sporting and fun activities - see link to Facebook event page below for timetable - subject to change

Tournaments for girls and women

Variety of tasters including walking football, Zumba, dodgeball and more

Try our facilities including table tennis, gym, dance studio, running track and more

Stalls, library and refreshments

Just turn up and get involved! Contact us for more information or if you'd like to play in a tournament. If you don't have a team, we can put you in one!

Film: Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers

Saturday 5 March, 7pm, The U-Mix Centre. FREE

Easton Cowgirls and Republica Internationale FCs invite you to the Sheffield premiere of their documentary film `Balls, Barriers and Bulldozers: a Journey into Women`s Football in Palestine`.

With Q and A.

Donations will be collected to support the Hebron International Resource Network.

Booking advised. Contact us for more information.

Mixed event. Women and men welcome.

Followed by a talk and question and answer with Nigerian international footballer Ayisat Endurance Yusuf-Aromire.

`Moving the Goalposts` Exhibition

Tuesday 8 March, U-Mix Centre

Community artist and educator Colin Yates is showing his exhibition of girls` and women`s football and running workshops with local schools.

Public viewing times: 10.30am-1pm and (women only) 5.30-6.30pm. Contact us for more information.

Film `Girl Rising`

Tuesday 15 March, U-Mix Centre, 4.30-6.30pm; women and girls only.

FURD and King Ecgbert`s Homework Club will be showing series of short films made by the girls at FURD about their experiences of playing football. This will be followed by `Girl Rising`, an inspiring film about the power of girls` education to change the world. This is a public event with limited places, booking advised. Certificate PG13.

Women`s football: its history and its future

with Carrie Dunn

Friday 18 March, 7pm, U-Mix Centre, FREE

Carrie Dunn is a lecturer in Sports Journalism and author of several books including `Female Football Fans: Community, Identity and Sexism`and `Football and the FA Women`s Super League`. She`ll be talking about the history of women`s football, her research, and her experience of covering it as a journalist. FURD volunteer and published football writer Sarah Choonara will also speak at the event. Booking advisable.

FA Peoples Cup Finals

Sunday 20 March, 12.30pm, Goals Sheffield, Norfolk Park Road S2 2RU

Come and cheer on FURD women veterans` team in the FA Peoples Cup Finals at Goals Sheffield! See link below for info about the People's Cup.

Partnership work

In addition to these public events, FURD in partnership with King Ecgbert`s School took a group of 11 girls (mostly Asian) to watch Sheffield United play Burton Albion on Tuesday 1st March as guests of Sheffield United.

For more information, contact Ruth Johnson or Sarah Choonara: fff@furd.org or 0114 2587787.

For updates check this page or our Facebook events pages - see link below.