Les Copines au Foot

Best practice of Vosgelis, France

Women’s football still has a problem with its image. In some cultures, it may well be frowned upon for a woman to play football. In addition, there are obstacles regarding concerns linked to the supervision of clubs, the often mixed practice of this sport between the ages of 6 and 16, and the impact on the child’s schooling.

Although many clubs create structures adapted for youngsters, women’s football remains largely unnoticed. In this context, the project “Les Copines au Foot” allowed girls who are living in the social housing areas, to cross these barriers and taboos in order to discover this sport. They met girls of their own age, who are often from different backgrounds and cultures. They developed a sense of togetherness and to have a shared objective. They learnt by having fun to live in society and to cultivate the need for effort, which provides the basis for learning adult life.

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To find out more on this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the organisation’s Coordinator through the Members Only Zone.

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