Under-8 Festivals in Full Swing

After delivering U7 and U8 girls’ specific events around the county for several years, Cumberland FA once again launched its U8 girls programme earlier this year, with over 100 female players already getting involved.

Three successful club events have taken place since the programme kicked off last month, with Penrith AFC, Northbank JFC and Pirelli JFC all being wonderful hosts for the first set of festivals.

Furthermore, last weekend saw our popular U8 girls section attend the CFA Festival, which saw over 100 girls getting involved across two pitches.

On Sunday 24 June, Workington Reds Diamonds will host their event at the Ranch, Workington, from 11am. Nine teams have entered so far, so it promises to be another fantastic day.

Jess Nelson, Cumberland FA Football Development Officer, said: “We’re really pleased with the response from our U8 programme this summer. It acts as a perfect platform for girls to come along and give football a try.

“I think the way we’ve set the festival programme up, in terms of centralised entry and fixture management, takes the pressure off the host club and teams attending.

“The festivals are designed to be fun and friendly with no results, no winners and no losers. I think we’ve captured that perfectly in the first few events.”

Allerdale Girls FC and Gilford Park JFC are both due to host a further two events in July (8th and 14th).

For further information on the programme, please contact Jess on 01900 511800 or email