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Secondary Schools

What is a Team Take over session?

If your school has a female-only football team or would like to create one, AFC Leyton’s professional football coaches deliver free coaching sessions in the school setting. Each take-over session provides a fun and safe environment where girls will have the opportunity to experience professional coaching, with the aim to help girls to continue to be engaged and stay in football whilst also learning new skills.

Why is it important?”

Statistically young female footballers reported higher levels of confidence, self-esteem, well­being, and motivation than girls who play no sport at all. More powerfully, young girls who play football also reported higher scores than those girls who play other sports. Crucially, the benefits of playing football extend off the pitch as well. Female footballers confirm that football helped them to solve problems, deal with pressure at school/work, and feel empowered to overcome difficulties. The results make a compelling case: if you want girls to feel more confident, get them playing football.

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