Recreational Football

What is women’s recreational football? 

Football is one of the biggest women’s sport in England and there are now more opportunities than ever before to take part in the beautiful game. 

Women’s recreational football has grown in the last five years from Arsenal to the Wirral Valkyries there are now over 50 teams in the UK. 

Aimed at women aged over 30, recreational football is an ideal way to start playing football especially if you have never played before or you have not played for a long time. At Bromley Belles sessions are fun and friendly. Run by a FA qualified coach, the main emphasis is on learning new skills and getting fit. Each session involves practices, fitness and playing games and is tailored to each player’s ability meaning no previous experience is needed. 

Recreational football is about playing football for fun. It’s an opportunity for like-minded women, regardless of age, ability, size and experience to meet up and play football. Recreational football is fun, friendly and sociable. As well as getting fit, playing football means you meet new people and become part of a team on and off of the pitch.

What if I’ve never played football before?

And if you have never played before that is not a problem. You do not need any previous experience at all to come along. Many of the women who have joined Bromley Belles or other women’s recreational teams have either never played football before, or only kicked a ball in the back garden or at best played over 20 years ago (when they could run a little faster!) 

There are no trials to join the Belles – you just turn up and play.  If you would like to watch before attending a session then you are more than welcome to come along and see what we do and meet and chat to the other players. We are very welcoming. Remember most of the Belles were apprehensive or nervous when they first turned up. It’s a big thing to join a new team but we are a very friendly group and love to welcome new people.