The FA has made huge strides in creating opportunities for women and girls to play our national sport. Indeed, football is now officially the biggest female team sport in England. Last season over female 147,000 players competed in affiliated league and cup competitions – a figure which has risen from just 10,400 in 1993, when records started. We are always look to improve and provide more opportunities for our the children, in particular to keep girls in competitive sport. This is just one way in which we are doing this.