England and Notts County defender Laura Bassett will launch the first women’s only football night in Nottinghamshire this month as Nottingham City of Football look to reclaim the pitch.

On Tuesday 16 February, City of Football are organising a girl’s night out to launch the brand new Girls Only Football nights and Bassett, who was part of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup squad, will be on hand to lead the evening’s events.

Forest Sports Zone on Forest Recreation Ground will be taken over by women from all over Notts, with football activities, comedians, live music, dance, Footy Fit and the fastest growing female five aside league, Female Football Fives.

Katie Gibson (pictured above), Programme and Partner Coordinator at Nottingham City of Football said: “We are delighted to have Laura on board for our Reclaim the Pitch women’s only night.

“It’s a great way for females of all ages and abilities to find their football, as well as celebrating those out there that play, ref or coach.

“These nights will also provide an opportunity to turn up and play football in any format. We didn’t want to just launch a standard football night, there’s something for everyone and we’ll be setting up a Women’s Veteran League and Women’s walking football sessions on the night too.

“Nottingham City of Football recognises that not everyone is going to love football and we don’t expect you to, what we do differently is try football in different elements – for example football through dance, creative movement and of course Footy Fit, which is football through exercise. Jodi picoult quote two writing teachersjodi picoult quote monday october 5, 2009 by ruth ayres I have this quote near my www.homework-writer.com computer to remind me of the importance of narrative, among other things. ”

The girls from NextDoorDance will also be there on the night performing extracts from their recent Nottingham Playhouse production, The Beautiful Game.

Nottingham City of Football’s Reclaim the Pitch event will take place on Tuesday 16 February from 6pm at Forest Sports Zone, Forest Recreation Ground. Entry is free.

Nottingham was crowned England’s City of Football by Sport England and will receive £1. 6million of National Lottery funding over the next two years.

Key challenges to be met include raising the levels of participation in football in Nottingham promoting the cultural, social, health and educational benefits of football, supporting diversity among those playing football, and creating new initiatives, which can be replicated across other regions in the country.

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