Parakeets FC introduces young girls to football in an exciting, fun and welcoming way. Recognising that playing football in mixed groups presented a barrier for some players, the club was set up to give 4-7 year old girls the opportunity to experience the game in a more appealing environment. Our aim is to provide a pathway to girls who may wish to join a league club as they get older. The Parakeets are the little sister of Twickenham Cygnets FC who offer club football for girls from 8 to 18 age and our Parakeets are given priority for spaces every season.
We believe football should be coached in small groups during these foundation stages. Therefore, we maintain a high coach to player ratio to maximise the amount of individual learning time per session.
We also believe football should be fun and use game based practices and creative play to coach key football skills. We follow the The FA's approach to player development focusing on the key technical, psychological, social and physical aspects of the game. Practices cater for players of all abilities and are designed to be age appropriate.
All our coaches are fully FA qualified and verified and have all the relevant safety and safeguarding procedures in place.
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We coach in smaller groups to create a more welcoming environment and to develop better understanding of individual player needs
We follow the FA approved approach to player development coaching the key elements of the game in a series of fun practices
All coaches are FA qualified and verified and hold the relevant First Aid and Safeguarding qualifications