The Grenada Football Association (GFA) on Saturday launched the Girls Grassroot Festival at the Belle Vue Playing Field in St David, with 31 girls participating in the 2 hour long event.
The aim of the programme is to bring together as many people as possible through football, focusing on playing and having fun while building relationships and team spirit. The festivals target children between the ages 6-14 years, and are partially supported with balls, t-shirts and bibs by FIFA.
Technical Director of the GFA Lester Smith said the programme is part of the association’s overall developmental plan for women’s football in Grenada.
“Every Parish will receive a festival. Next week we will be in Carriacou. At the end of each festival, it is the thrust of the GFA to establish and maintain at least one centre for Grassroots Football for girls only,” Smith added.
These festivals will run concurrently with the GTM Women’s League as the GFA places focus on the development of Women’s football as part of the 2014 developmental plan for football in tri-island state.