On Wednesday 9th March 2022, England Football and Barclays want to put on the biggest EVER football session for girls in school! We are supporting this at Saint Paul’s with a range of activities including hosting a mini tournament for the KS3 girls’ squad against St Antony’s, St James and BTH after school on Wednesday evening.

Following that, we will be taking a trip on Sunday 3rd April to watch the Manchester United Ladies Match.

Mr Mike Whiteside, Deputy Headteacher, said: “It’s time to take a stand, to make a difference for girls to play football – one simple message #LetGirlsPlay.”

By 2024, The FA’s and Barclays ambition is for girls to have the same football opportunities as boys in schools and clubs. #LetGirlsPlay is a campaign to drive influence and change perceptions, showing that football can and should be played by girls. It is bringing together a growing community of people of all genders, ages and backgrounds who want to champion equal access for girls, helping create independent, resilient young girls who will be a force for good in all local communities.