In May 2018 Mindset began its first girl’s football team. Their first tournament a month later saw them win the Can We Kick it cup in Mile End. The team started off the 2018-19 season playing in the Echo u12 league, playing against boy’s week in week out, up to December 2018. The team then moved to play in the Camden & Islington Football League for girls, which saw the team win every game and drawing one. The team reached the cup final which they were beaten 2-0 as nerves got the better of them, they lost to the team that they beat twice in the league.
In May 2019, the team also went to the ESF tournament in Bogna Regis and won the Fair play Award. As they battled it out with teams from all over the UK, playing a year up and they really gave there all, losing the first game then drawing 3 game and winning one. The team really did well and made a name for them self in a 9aside tournament with only 9 players as
they normally play 7aside.
Nike tournament and Half Time LDN
The girls entered a Nike tournament over hackney marshes (The Marshes Takeover) and the girls got to the semi-finals losing out on penalties after a tense 0-0 game.
The girls got a lot of support on the social media side with the help of half time London who support the girl’s game. The girls where part of a short film to grow the women’s game during the world cup and where invited to the Nike 1948 building where they got to watch their short movie and have a Q&A after a short talk on their first full season.
This April- August saw Mindset partner up with SS Wildcats – London to help increase
participation by girls in football. SS Wildcats is a program set up by the FA to promote female football all round England, it’s a chance for girls aged between 5-11years old to try playing football for the first time. This programme is delivered by our main Mindset coach who is the Uefa ’B’ coach and the sessions are over at Stepney Green 4G pitch in East London.
This is challenging, fun and educational training sessions led by Uefa ‘B’ and Level 2 FA Football coaches, who are DBS checked and 1st Aid trained.
The girls currently play in Cambden and Islington girl's football league at U14's.
Friday 6-7.30pm at St Pauls Way Trust School, 125 St Pauls Way, London E3 4FT
Friday 6-7.30pm at Market Road, Camden, London N7 9PL