5 Feb 2020
The England Women’s football team has never looked in better shape. They have booked their place at the World Cup finals in China next September.
Not only that but Arsenal’s Ladies’ team are also outshining the men. This month they travel to Sweden for the final of the UEFA Women’s Cup.
Three days before they jet off, Faye White MBE – Captain of both England and Arsenal – plans to speed up the remarkable growth of women’s football still further. On Monday 16 April at 9:00am she is presenting new kit to the girls at her old school, Oakwood School, Balcombe Road, Horley, Surrey RH6 9AE.
This is part of the Football Foundation’s Junior Kit Scheme (JKS), which encourages thousands more girls and boys to bend it like Beckham by providing free high quality Nike strips and equipment worth £400. So far over 150,000 young players have been kitted out thanks to the JKS initiative.
Faye White MBE, England and Arsenal Ladies’ skipper, said:
“Women’s football is the fastest growing sport in the country. The Football Foundation’s Junior Kit Scheme is a great way of encouraging girls into the game and giving them the best possible start.
“I am delighted to be heading off to the UEFA Cup Final having delivered this kit to my old school, Oakwood, on behalf of the Football Foundation. Hopefully it will help the next generation of female talent come through and maybe I can bring them back the trophy in a few weeks’ time!”
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