Whitehaven Just Play

Whitehaven Joins The 'Just Play' Party

Whitehaven to host a number of women's Over-35 Just Play sessions.

Cumberland FA are delighted to confirm that Whitehaven AFC will be hosting a number of Women’s Over 35 Just Play sessions, providing more opportunities for women to have a kickabout in a fun and friendly atmosphere! 

The Whitehaven sessions join the regular ones already planned in Carlisle and Workington with a session in Brampton also being arranged, offering plenty of chances for women to play some football around their busy lives.

Since January, 10 sessions have taken place across the county with more than 85 women taking part in one or more Just Play event.

More exciting developments are planned for the ‘new season’ with some Over 35s tournaments in the pipeline. The tournaments will give existing participants the opportunity to enter as a team or as an individual; with entries open to new players too to encourage more ladies to come along and play. More details to follow. 

Helen Aitchison, Women & Girls Football Development Officer for Cumberland FA, said: “The response we have had over the past 18 months has been amazing, with a number of regulars coming along to the sessions and new players joining us each time. The sessions are played in a friendly atmosphere and any women aged 35 and over are invited to come along, whatever their experience or their perceived ability.

“The sessions have been able to become sustainable thanks to our attendees with Carlisle, Workington and Whitehaven, now led by clubs, with Carlisle Walking Football Team, Allerdale Wildcats and Whitehaven AFC kindly getting involved to continue to provide more opportunities for women throughout the summer.”

WHAT IS ‘JUST TURN UP AND PLAY’

The sessions are a perfect way to get some exercise, have some laughs and meet new people.

Women aged 35 and over are invited to come along and play – with any experience welcome. 

The events are played in a friendly atmosphere as we aim to increase the number of playing opportunities for this age group.

We have had some fantastic feedback from the Turn Up and Play sessions with many women returning and traveling across the county to get involved.

At the moment the sessions are free to come along to!

SESSIONS INCOMING

Sunday 19 May, 11am-12:30pm, Lakes College, Workington
Sunday 26 May, 2 – 3:30pm, Whitehaven AFC, Whitehaven
Sunday 9 June, 2-3:30pm, Energy Coast UTC, Workington, CA14 2AL
Sunday 23 June, 3 - 4:30pm, Harraby 3G, Carlisle
Sunday 30 June, 2 – 3:30pm, Whitehaven AFC, Whitehaven
Sunday 7 July, 2 – 3:30pm, Brampton (venue to be confirmed) – registration to open soon
Sunday 14 July, 10-11am, Energy Coast UTC, Workington, CA14 2AL
Sunday 21 July, 3 - 4:30pm, Harraby 3G, Carlisle
Sunday 28 July, 2 – 3:30pm, Whitehaven AFC, Whitehaven 

REGISTER FOR CARLISLE 
(click on ‘Book multiple sessions’ to see all dates)

REGISTER FOR WHITEHAVEN 
(click on ‘Book multiple sessions’ to see all dates)

REGISTER FOR WORKINGTON 
(click on ‘Book multiple sessions’ to see all dates)

REGISTER FOR BRAMPTON

(registration will open shortly)

Westmorland FA are also running twice monthly sessions on a Friday evening at Dallam School 3G from 5:50pm-6:50pm on the following dates:

Friday 24th May, Friday 7th June, Friday 28th June (more dates can be found on the online registration form)

Cost: £2 per session

REGISTER FOR THE WESTMORLAND FA 2024 SESSIONS

Get Connected

A Facebook page has also been created to bring women aged 35 and over together to share information and develop a community of players and volunteers into the game. You can ask to join the Women only group HERE 

If you have any queries, please contact Cumberland FA’s Football Development Officer Helen Aitchison on 01900 511800 or email Helen.Aitchison@CumberlandFA.com