Fancy learning to play football for fun & exercise, now Christmas is over?

Now Christmas is over, do you feel a bit lethargic and think you should get some exercise?

Are you someone who doesn’t like the gym and wouldn’t even give a thought to attending an aerobics class?

Do you maybe lack a bit of confidence or feel you would love to do something but don’t know where to start?

If you’re not the stereotypical size/shape/age/ability of someone who is good at sport, then we have just the thing for you!  

Women’s Recreational Football.

Come and learn to play football with the COGS (Crawley Old Girls)!  We have been very proud to win FA/Community Awards and will make sure that anyone feels welcome, especially on their first visit.  You will make friends, definitely laugh, learn new skills and increase your fitness without even realising it!

So many ladies (Mums, Nans, Aunts & Sisters) have joined us and were still joining us in 2017.  They haven’t looked back since, with some saying it’s changed their lives.

The COGS enjoying the Sussex County FA Women’s Recreational Festival.
Photo: Simon Roe Photography.

If football is something you’d never really thought about playing before, we can highly recommend it as fun exercise, regardless of ability or age.  We have a complete Beginners’ session where you are made to feel welcome and will be shown the basics of football by qualified FA Coaches and see the fun that we have playing the beautiful game.  You will be surprised just how enjoyable it really is and you don’t have to have any experience at all.

This is Mandy who was just about to score her first goal in a tournament after she had run down the wing and past a player!  Amazing stuff.

Then we have Jane who pulls off this brilliant save!  These ladies never thought they would ever be playing football a while ago!

There are also Football Tournaments/Festivals held throughout the year by County FAs (Cheshire FA, Kent FA, Staffs. FA, Surrey FA & Sussex FA to name a few), with more getting involved around the Country.  The CFAs totally embrace the the concept of women just wanting to play football for enjoyment.  These Tournaments/Festivals are great fun and give everyone the opportunity to enjoy playing, regardless of ability.

Surrey FA Women’s Rec. Tournament in conjunction with CPFC Life Foundation – Whyteleafe June 2017.
First ever Sussex Women’s Recreational Football Festival – July ’17.
First ever Cheshire FA Recreational Festival for Beginners – September ’17.
All 10 teams had a great day at the Canterbury Old Bags’ Beginners/Over 30s Football Festival in conjunction with Kent FA.

Come and join one of the ever growing sectors of Women’s Football, we promise you will love it!

Details of all our sessions are on our website  The Beginners’ sessions are on Wednesdays at the Checkatrade Stadium, on the 3G opposite the Redz Bar from 7.30 – 8.30pm or the Intermediate sessions are Thursday evenings at the same place 7-8pm.

Due to the popularity of Women’s Recreational Football and more experienced women wanting to play for fun, we also have a more experienced session for Advanced/Experienced players which is on Wednesdays, after the Beginners’ session from 8.30 – 9.30pm.

2018 is going to be a very big year for Women’s Recreational Football – COME AND JOIN US!  You can either contact: or or call Amy on 01293 410004/Carol 07837 523370.

There are also other sessions around the Country which are detailed on our website under “Links and Other Teams”.

Sessions for 2018 start on 3rd January and all first sessions are free!