Footballers of Tomorrow
the top female sport
pride of essex
We’re proud of Essex’s girls football structure, which makes football the top female sport in our county. Players enjoy participating in affiliated leagues, recreational football and cup competitions.
Our Football Development Team are here to help you with matters relating to leagues, team development, school-club link projects, taster sessions and club meetings - all to ensure the development of girls’ football continues.
fa female player pathway
Development of talent
We run a Player Development Centre, in partnership with She Can Play UK, which runs from September until March each football season, and supports the development of talented girls.
We also organise our Regional Talent Club, which is designed to create opportunities for girls to progress up the Football Talent Pathway into regional and national football camps and teams.
Find football near you
teams in essex need players
Thousands of players and volunteers use Squad Booster to find regular football at clubs. Squad Booster is pivotal to achieving one of our main goals - simply to get more people playing grassroots football in Essex.
On our online portal you can browse live classified adverts and match yourself up with a club. If you're a team struggling for numbers you can also attract new faces by submitting an advert of your own. Take a look!