Inspired by the World Cup?

Follow in the footsteps of the Lionesses and get involved!

As England Women played in their first EVER FIFA World Cup Final during the summer, we're keen to capture any females who are interested in getting involved in football (from playing, coaching, volunteering, refereeing) or if you want to know more information, so please complete the short form so we can send relevant information to you!

If you're unsure how to get involved or if you don't feel confident to make the first steps, this is where we can help! Please let us know how we can support you to get involved and increase the number of female's involved in the local game!

Here’s some information on how you can get involved.

Complete the short online form to let us know and we can get in touch with further information.


Stepping Over the Sidelines

The Stepping over the Sidelines Workshop for women and girls of all ages and backgrounds who would like to get into volunteering and coaching within football.

This programme is designed to allow women with transferrable skills and expertise from other backgrounds to inspire change within the youth game. Your valuable insight from experiences outside of football may just be the advice our girls' youth team needs to progress their development and feel inspired to influence change within the game.

You don’t have to be an expert to help our girls' youth teams gain confidence, learn new skills, and absorb some of your knowledge to further their growth through coaching.

Female Coaches Group

Cumberland FA and Westmorland County FA and are working in partnership and have set up a group for female coaches, including established, new or potential coaches across the county.

The first Female Coach Development Group session of the season took place in Penrith, with coaches from across the county attending. Read more HERE

Join our Facebook group (We have also set up a Facebook group to connect with female coaches across the County). 

Any female (18+) interested can ask to be added here 

Become a Referee

Check out the upcoming courses or register your interest:


Over 35 Women’s Football

More than 50 women have taken part in the free Turn Up and Play sessions since March and new dates are being confirmed for the new season to allow women aged 35+ with the opportunity to play in a fun and social environment.

Join the Facebook page to keep up to date with developments 

Women’s Football (16+)

With the Cumberland FA 9v9 summer league moving into winter festivals as well as a number of teams playing outside the county, there are still plenty of opportunities to play football across the county as the ‘winter’ season kicks in.

Find a local Club here

Girls Football

If you’re interested in getting your daughter into a football team, now is the time! Last season there were 130 girls teams ranging from U7 to U18 across the County giving regular football opportunities for girls. 

If you’re based in West Cumbria, please email Aaron to get in touch with a local team:

For teams playing in the East of the County, please message the Carlisle Glass Longhorn Youth League Facebook page.

If you have any queries regarding any of the opportunities above, or if you would like to chat to Helen Aitchison, our Cumberland FA’s Women & Girls Football Development Officer, please contact Helen on 01900 511800 or email 

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