The Women’s Organisation are happy to be supporting the launch of a Girls Friendly Society Group in Liverpool.
Our Client Relationships and Engagement team, AJ and Germaine (pictured to the right) will be joining the launch event and look forward to chatting to those attending!
GFS is pleased to announce the launch of a new group for girls in Anfield as well as a new partnership with Liverpool County Football Association.
The charity has a well-established and popular group for girls aged 5-11 in Aigburth and plans to launch their second Liverpool-based group in Anfield this November. Both groups are now recruiting for volunteers who are passionate about inspiring girls and young women, to ensure the groups can benefit as many people in the Liverpool community as possible.
The groups provide girls with access to a variety of confidence building activities that help them build skills to face life’s challenges. The Liverpool FA has linked with organisation to bring the benefits of football to more girls and young women in Liverpool.
Laura Sercombe, CEO of GFS said:
“We firmly believe that we can change the future for women by changing the present for girls, and we are delighted to be working with Liverpool FA to achieve that. Not only do we know that girls and women are under-represented in sports like football, but we also know the benefits that team sports can offer them. They help build confidence, communication and resilience, three skills that we believe are key for preparing girls for life’s challenges.
Liverpool FA has an outstanding record of giving back to the local community and we are looking forward to working together to increase our reach and empower as many girls and young women as possible.”
Research shows that from the age of five, girls start to see themselves and what they can achieve differently. And that by the age of 17, only 38% of girls feel able to be themselves. However, research also found that single-gender spaces encourage girls to take more risks, express themselves and develop their confidence. GFS works to give girls that vital space where they can grow in confidence and begin to feel that they can be proud of who they are.
Anna Farrell, Football Development Officer, Liverpool FA said:
“We’re so pleased to be partnering with Girls Friendly Society on supporting the future generations of girls in Liverpool. By providing them with opportunities to try all aspects of football, we want to use football to help them to develop their confidence, make friends, have fun and inspire them to become our future players, referees, coaches, volunteers, sports scientists.”
More information about GFS
GFS was founded in 1875 and is one of the oldest charities working to support girls and young women. They run volunteer-led groups in England and Wales, which aim to support and inspire girls and young women.
Find out more about our local groups at
girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk/aigburth and girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk/anfield
You can also find out more about volunteering with GFS at girlsfriendlsociety.org.uk/volunteer