A Women’s Football Activity

I’m basing this one on the SSE Wildcats session my daughter went to today – it was a fun game and left open to anyone to win. It’s football related so you’d need to know a little bit – but seeing as England Ladies are about to travel to The Netherlands to play in the UEFA Women’s European Cup, it’s topical too.

Find images of each squad player – this is a good image to start with and these are the players and their positions.

Goalkeepers – Karen Bardsley (Manchester City), Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool), Carly Telford (Chelsea)

Defenders: Laura Bassett (no club at present), Lucy Bronze (Manchester City), Alex Greenwood (Liverpool), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Jo Potter (Arsenal), Alex Scott (Arsenal), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Casey Stoney (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Millie Bright (Chelsea), Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City), Jade Moore (Notts County), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Fara Williams (Arsenal)

Forwards: Karen Carney (Chelsea), Toni Duggan (Manchester City), Fran Kirby (Chelsea), Nikita Parris (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Arsenal), Ellen White (Birmingham City)

Separate the girls into sixes. If you have small cones, you could laminate the picture with the players names on the back. The girls have to find each player when you call their name out. If you can, why not get them to dribble a small football to get there?

If you fancy bonus points you could ask them to work out which position they play in too or to guess which club they play for.

It’s a good way to get the girls familiar with names which should be more familiar these days anyway!

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