Growth of Women’s Football at Ebbsfleet Academy

Two girls are shown posing for the camera beside a goalpost in celebration of Women's Football taking place at Ebbsfleet Academy.

It is no secret that Gurjit Kaur Shergill, our Principal, is a keen sportswoman and football is one of her passions. She says: ‘For me football is universal.  Football is passion, football is life.’

The PE Department is working hard to encourage more female students to increase their physical activity and become more involved in sports.  We are part of the movement to achieve the vision to ensure every girl has equal access to football in school by 2024 and we have made a pledge to grow girls’ football.

One of our first actions was to secure additional funding to enable us to bring in AW Coaching who are providing us with top class coaches, and delivering training to our students each week. Through this activity, we are delighted that our girls’ football team is growing, it quadrupled in one week!

We are also delighted that two of our Year 12 students, Abbie and Amy, have completed their FA Level 1 coaching qualifications. Both students are working hard to be accepted at university to study to become PE Teachers.

Ebbsfleet Academy has also been picked to join a project led by Charlton Athletic Football Club. Our Year 10 BTEC students will experience three 2-hour sessions introducing young people to the many and varied career opportunities in sport with a football background.