Play, Train or Keep Fit in Cumberland

From Grassroots To The FA WSL - Explore The Different Ways You Can Get Involved With Women's Football In Cumberland.

With almost three million active female players, football is the biggest women’s team sport in England – but there is plenty of room for more people to get involved.

There are so many ways for girls and women to join in, no matter what your age or ability level, whether you just want to have a kickabout with your friends or whether you want to be the next Steph Houghton.

Cumberland FA supports a number of leagues and opportunities across the County for women & girls to play the beautiful game.

Connecting, Supporting and Developing Grassroots Football

Answers to your frequently asked questions

Alongside the Cumberland FA Women's League 9v9 (March to September) league, there are a number of Clubs across the County playing in the North West Women's Regional League. Find their details using the 'Find Football' banner on this page.

It sounds like Soccercise or Prosecco Soccer is just for you - turn up and play football when it's convenient for you! 

There is plenty of support on hand in order for you to develop a new women's team.

Initially we would recommend contacting Paul Carrigan, Football Development Officer so we can gain an understanding of what support you require.

Get in Touch

Cumberland FA

 Tel: 01900 511800

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00


9 v 9 Womens League


Over the last 5 years Cumberland have made some changes to the way local women’s football is played. Since then we have doubled participation in the game, with our local women’s county league growing from 5 teams to 10. 

The Cumberland FA Women’s League offers weekly 9v9 football for teams during the months of March-October. Offering a fun yet competitive format for local teams to play in, guaranteeing some sunshine along the way. 

The league also supports Under 16 teams transitioning into open age football by falling in line with their end of season programme. 


Womens Football in Cumberland
Grassroots Women


The FA plans to double the number of women and girls taking part in football by 2020.

We have three simple goals to increase the number and diversity of women’s coaches, referees and administrators in the sport at all levels.

  • Double Participation
  • Double Fans
  • Consistent Success on the World Stage