St George Football Associations (SGFA) free girls clinic last Wednesday, 14 March, at Peakhurst Park was a resounding success with over 80 young female players taking part in the sessions.

The clinic formed part of female football week celebrations and was led by SGFA Head of Football and St George City coaching staff.

The clinic was open to girls aged 5 to 12 and catered for first time footballers and current club players.

Growing female participation numbers is a key strategic objective for the Association and SGFA General Manager, Craig Kiely, said that SGFA is focused on increasing Female representation in all areas of the game.

“Female Football Week provides a great platform to increase visibility of the amazing women who are working to grow Football and hopefully encourage more Women to get involved.” said Kiely

“This year we will also form a female advisory group who will work with the SGFA Board and our member Clubs in developing female participation across all levels of the game within St George”. concluded Kiely

Peakhurst United FC also conducted the inaugural Pink Ribbon Women in Football gala day as part of the Female Football Week which proved to be a huge success which they will look to replicate in 2019.

SGFA will now look to conduct a 4 week follow up program for girls at Peakhurst Park with the details to be confirmed shortly.