PLYMOUTH Argyle Academy girls NCS (National Citizen Service) group organised a football fun day at Goals Football Centre in order to promote women’s football.
The venture forms part of the Social Action Projects all NCS groups undertake toward the end of their summer adventures and this is how the girls went about their project:
“We decided to do this project, so that we can promote women’s football, something we all relate to and feel needs more attention. We also feel like it is an appropriate time to promote it because of the competition happening right now: The Women’s Euros.
“During our fun day, we designed a number of fun challenges for the participants to take part in, including a crossbar challenge, penalty challenges and a colouring competition. The winners of each of these challenges won an exciting prize, something that motivated the participants to do their best, whilst making the day more enjoyable.
“Additionally, we decided to do a bake sale which involved the delicious goods baked by members of our team. The money raised by this bake sale, held over both days, is to be sent to the charity ‘Football Beyond Borders’ which gives everyone the opportunity to play football without restrictions, such as financial issues.
“An aspect of this charity includes ‘Female Fitness Education and Motivation’, so by doing this bake sale, we will be supporting women’s football in more than one way: awareness and donation of money. Overall, we raised just under £100 for this amazing charity.”