October-Fest Is A Hit For Primary Schools


This month, Cumberland Football Association kicked off its Girls’ Primary School Football Programme for the 2017/18 season.

The friendly festivals welcomed over 120 players from across the county to events taking place in Carlisle, Allerdale, Copeland and Eden.

The Girls’ Primary School Football Programme offers girls in school years 3, 4, 5 and 6 the opportunity to come together and play football in fun, friendly fixtures during October, November, February and March in the form of festivals.

The festivals are perfect for girls who don’t regularly play football outside of school – although players who represent clubs are of course welcome.

The programme is a great tool to support the growth of girls’ football within Cumberland.

Jess Nelson, Women and Girls’ Football Development Officer at Cumberland FA, said: “I’m really pleased with how the programme has kicked off this month. There was a great atmosphere at each festival – and we look forward to welcoming the girls back again next month.

Below, you can find details of the remaining festivals.


Venue: Harraby 3G

Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Dates: Wednesday 1 November 2017Wednesday 7 February 2018Wednesday 7 March 2018


Venue: Lakes College

Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Dates: Friday 10 November 2017Friday 9 February 2018Friday 16 March 2018



Venue: Whitehaven AFC

Time: 2.00pm– 3.30pm

Dates: Wednesday 15 November 2017Wednesday 28 February 2018Wednesday 28 March 2018



Venue: Penrith Leisure Centre

Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Dates: Friday 17 November 2017Friday 2 February 2018Friday 20 April 2018


All festivals welcome year 5 and 6 teams, but due to capacity only some welcome year 3 and 4 teams – so please get in touch via the details below to discuss further.

Any schools wishing to take part in the programme should contact Jess Nelson, Women and Girls’ Football Development Officer at Cumberland FA, via jessica.nelson@cumberlandfa.com or phoning 01900 872310 / 07814 559669.

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