Football + English 16+
Young male and female players can safely train alongside each other. However, match play and Showcase events are prohibited as these are activities where
interaction between boys and girls is not permitted.
IHM FA has made several good working partnerships with FA affiliated
women’s and girl’s football clubs in the Manchester area. These clubs are happy to welcome young visiting players to train with them and compete for match play time. These clubs train on weekday evenings and so, whenever possible, players will be introduced to a club close to their accommodation.
NB – any transport costs involved in attending this extra training would be at a
player’s own expense.
IHM FA also has close links with some elite level Girls and Women’s squads in the north west of England. Players of an appropriate level may also be directed here for training and assessment. Those girls or young women who particularly impress the coaching team may be invited to continue to train with the club whilst they assess their interest in the player.
IHM FA offers girls and young women the chance to improve their football and
continue their education. In short, just as we do with our male players, we
encourage young women with a passion for football, to be the best that they can be.