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Call For More Female Coaches As JFA Invest In Women's Game

The Jersey Football Association is calling for more women to take up a role as a football coach.

It comes as the organisation begins 'enhancing' women and girls football in the island.

The government has granted it funding to employ a 'football development officer' through the 'Connecting our Communities' scheme.

Chief executive of the JFA, David Kennedy explains what the role is.

"It is something that we have had ambitions for for a while now, the game has grown at substantial rates since England won the Euros in 2022.

We want to enhance our infrastructure to give more opportunities for all girls and women and we felt the best way in doing that was employing an officer in that particular area."

David says he would also like to see more women in all areas of the game.

"At the JFA we have been more of a delivery organisation in that we have a community scheme and we have more and more girls taking part in our after-school and holiday sessions.

But we want to see them girls filtering themselves into clubs, so we need to provide an infrastructure for them to go.

Ultimately we want to see female coaches coming forward, If we look at the workforce at clubs at the minute the majority of that will be Dads and carers.

Part of the role that we are looking to employ will be to offer out free coaching education and entice as many girls and women we can to that side of the game."

Free try-out sessions are being held on 10 September for women and girls interested in starting football.

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