Arsenal Womens Sister School Programme
As part of our Arsenal Womens Sister School Programme, Nancy Baker, a youth development coach from Arsenal Women Football Club, visited to run workshops for Year 7 students. Nancy gave an inspiring talk at the start of the sessions outlining her journey from being a young aspiring footballer, to being scouted for the Arsenal Girls Youth Academy, to now coaching young female footballers herself. She talked about her positive and negative experiences growing up with football and explained how she developed the desire to inspire young girls to enjoy and take part in football. Students asked lots of interesting question, from ‘Do the Arsenal men and women team get along?’ to ‘Do you think women’s football is getting enough media attention?’ and ‘Should male and female professional footballers be paid equally?’. This was followed by a fun workshop in which students played lots of mini games to develop movement on the court whilst practising ball control. Fun for all!
Year 6-10 Trip to Arsenal Women Football Club
After, 35 students from Years 6 – 10 travelled to Meadow Park stadium to watch Arsenal Women play Bristol City Women in the Women’s Super League. Currently second in the table with 36 points and just two points behind leaders Manchester City, Arsenal Women were keen to close the gap and hop into first position. We were treated to fantastic football and saw Arsenal win the match with 4-0. Channing students did a fantastic job cheering Arsenal on and managed to get a few autographs and selfies with players at the end.