During May and June, The FA will review the impact of The Gameplan for Growth strategy on the women’s and girls’ game. Launched in March 2017, the strategy pledged to tackle ambitious targets to double participation (by doubling the number of affiliated teams), double the game’s fanbase and create a high-performance system and world-class talent pipeline for England teams to achieve consistent success on the world stage. 

After four seasons the strategy is now concluding, and in the coming months, The FA will outline its continued support for women’s and girls’ football with the launch of the 2020-2024 strategy.

This week reviews The Gameplan for Growth’s positive impact on the recruitment and development of coaching in the women’s and girls’ game.

It will be interesting to see what has been achieved but most importantly, the level of diversity within the talent pipeline has been developed or at least, plans to make it more accessible for all. 

The Game Plan