RIISE Sport & Education
Womens & Girls Sports

BETWEEN 6 – 24.

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We provide an opportunity and inspiration for young players to progress from enjoying participation in sport as a child through adolescence into adulthood. Incorporating a recreational ‘play’ programme into a development model and talent ID pathway for players 6-16 we provide a specialist, focussed education for girls into a Post 16 Education and beyond.

Given the recent successes of the England Lionesses and the growth of womens football, the benefits of football to young girls can combat many of the root causes of problems in our communities, specifically physical and mental health issues; emotional wellbeing; and social interaction.

Through work with schools, community groups, local authorities and other grassroots organisations we are establishing a sustainable, high quality girls football pathway in Doncaster. A pathway which allows girls to play for fun, learn skills on and off the field and progress into high quality professional coaching structures through partnership and collaborations with the region’s biggest providers.

Girls can play project 2023/24

The vision is to create local, affordable and sustainable opportunities for girls to access football coaching/play/competition, by establishing a ‘5 hour offer’ to all young girls in these areas per week to play football. The offer will be provided as follows.

The offer will be provided as follows.

  • 1 hour per week pp of in school time football coaching.
  • 1 hour per week pp of afterschool provision in school grounds.
  • 1 hour per week pp of midweek, community based football coaching.
  • 2 hours per week pp of football coaching/competition at weekends through a local grassroots football club.
  • 2 large scale Festivals per year

The aims for success by July 2024 are:

  • Establish a community based, accessible session in 5 Doncaster locations for 39 weeks of the year.
  • Create an accessible pathway into grassroots football clubs and support the clubs to grow and develop their own girls provision. Support to apply for Wildcats, Squad
  • Girls and Parish Council funding.
  • Organise and operate 2 girls primary school football festivals over 12 month period.
  • Recruit and develop a volunteer workforce of 16 people to gradually take the lead on the delivery of community sessions and grassroots provision over a 12 month period.
  • Establish leadership groups of 10+ people per school aged 14+ in and with local secondary schools to educate young people to help as volunteer coaches in their local community and grassroots clubs.
  • Create 25 sponsored ‘free’ places within the Elite football pathway in partnership with Sheffield United and Manchester City.
  • Upskill and mentor volunteer grassroots coaches and primary school teachers to improve the quality of coaching and provision.
  • Establish 4 new Wildcats centres.
  • Access an organisation minibus to provide transport between schools/community sessions and allow all children to access all sessions without a barrier of transport.