'Let Girls Play!'
On Wednesday 9th of March, the Year 9 girls Football Team went to a tournament being held for National Women’s Day and the 'Let Girls Play' campaign at Bolder Academy. The FA, supported by Barclays, set up 'Let Girls Play' because they want all girls to have equal access to football in schools by 2024. They believe that girls should have the same opportunities that boys currently have to play. Therefore, a tournament was held to support this, and allowed us to celebrate our participation in the sport.
During this experience, female football coaches from Brentford FC did a special training session with Heston and Bolder students together, allowing us to develop our skills, but also train and bond with other students from another school. The Year 9 girls had so much fun meeting the Bolder Academy students from Year 7, 8 and 9, showing kindness and respect towards one another. Overall, it was a great experience, and a lot of fun was had by all. We look forward to the opportunity to do this again next year.
Mancy Dutt [9P]