Inspiring Women and Girls Football in Barnet

With an ambition to create more inclusive and equal opportunities to be physically active, we are on a mission to make Barnet a beacon borough for women’s and girls’ football

Funding Opportunities

On 20 August 2023, Barnet Council and Middlesex FA ran a Women and Girls Football festival that included the screening of the World Cup Final. Over 250 participants attended. Since then, Barnet Council continue to promote footballing opportunities for women and girls across the Borough. There remains a commitment to provide women and girls with further opportunities to get active and give football a go in Barnet as we continue to work closely with the Middlesex FA to deliver legacy sessions.

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Please see other funding opportunities for women and girls football below: 

Barclays Community Football Fund 2024

What we fund | Football Foundation

England Football Accredited | England Football

Weetabix Wildcats or Squad Girls Football Provider - Middlesex FA

Go! London Fund - London Sport


Women and Girls Football Festival March 9th 2024

As part of the Barnet Women's & Girls' Football Project, Middlesex FA are hosting a Women's Football Festival in celebration of International Women’s Day. The festival is aimed at engaging women (18+) who want to give football a go for the first time or are returning to the sport. 

This will be a fun-filled and inclusive festival-style event and is a perfect opportunity to step into a safe and comfortable environment for women to gain confidence playing football.

Date: Saturday 9th March
Time: 2 - 5pm
Location: Burnt Oak Leisure Centre, Watling Ave, Edgware HA8 0NP

Sign up

You can sign up a Team (5-a-side, max 7 players allocated to a team) or as an individual and we will happily organise you into a team. If you are part of a team, please do not sign up as an individual. 

Deadline for sign-ups is 5pm Friday 16th February, after that time this form will closed and we will no longer be accepting any more sign-ups. 

Details around arrival times, the layout of the day and location will be circulated after the sign-up deadline week commencing 19th February 2024. 

Get Active, Give Football A Go!

Interested in participating? Here is a guide of all women and girls football opportunities in Barnet! 

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Meet Our Inspirational Women & Girls in Football

As part of the Women and Girls Football Campaign we asked our residents to come forward and share their experiences. We were overwhelmed with the feedback and the positive stories on the benefits of playing, coaching, managing and what it is like being part of football for Women and Girls.

Find out what it means to them, their communities, and the positive outcomes they have found by watching the videos below. 

FREE Football Sessions

Burnt Oak Leisure Centre continues to host FREE football sessions for girls aged 8-12 in partnership with Eagles United FC. Whether you want to be the next Beth Mead or Fran Kirby, we are here to support your goals!

When: Wednesday’s from 18:00 – 19:00

Where: Burnt Oak Leisure Centre

To register your interest, please email

Growing the Game

We recognise that Women’s and Girls football is growing, and participation numbers continue to rise.  It is estimated this will increase 400% in the next 10 years.

With this in mind and to support this, we're inviting you to email us on as we would like to hear from you if you have any feedback or comments.

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Moves +

Download the new Moves + app today - This mobile app has been developed to encourage active living and offers rewards for healthy habits! 

So the more you walking or keep moving, the more points you'll earn which can be redeemed for fantastic rewards.

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