Faith Associates are working alongside the Football Association and other partners to promote opportunities for children and adults in football activities, investing in areas and people who have limited access and facilities.
Following on from the recent successes of England’s national teams, we are aiming to provide new and exciting opportunities, especially for girls and women, across the UK, working with our extensive networks of faith institutions and communities to make football accessible via our work with the Football Association.
We will be launching our first cohort of FA Wildcats centres across 5 cities in the UK for girls aged 5-11, providing them with easy access to football at all times. Weetabix WildCats is non-competitive programme for girls who want to expereience football for the very first time or want to play with other girls their own age.
Alongside taking recreational football programmes to faith institutions & communities in the UK, we aim to, through the Football Association, provide coaching opportunities through the BT Playmaker football course.
Encouraging and taking recreational football programmes to Faith Institutions & communities across the UK fits with Faith Associates’ Sport and faith vision – developing and improving the standards of Institutions. Faith Institutions should be involved in providing and supporting sporting services such as football programmes that improves their quality and variety of service to the community.
Faith Associates, through the Football Association and Nike, was proud to offer the new Nike Pro Hijabs for girls, making football more accessible to girls in Muslim communities.
A revolutionary wear, the Nike Pro Hijab has been developed to provide the ultimate wear, in a combination of athlete intuition and Nike’s superior performance knowledge. Providing full coverage of the head and neck, this pull-on design brings a personalised fit, ready to adapt to both the wearer’s head shape and her sport.
We are proud to have distributed 50 Nike Pro Hijabs to 10 centres across the UK for girls aged 5 to 11.