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The rise of women’s football: Great family fun

With women’s football, it’s all kicking off. The international women’s football game has also been gaining in popularity and publicity: England Women came third in the 2015 FIFA World Cup tournament and were semi-finalists in 2017’s UEFA Women’s Euro, which was viewed by about 4 million people in the UK. Over the past few years, the […]

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6 ways football benefits girls, with SSE Wildcats #ad

  The Football Association have a target of doubling girls’ participation in football by 2020, focusing on girls aged 5-11. That’s an initiative that scored a goal with a group of BritMums bloggers! As part of the FA’s plan to promote girls-only football initiatives this year, more than 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Club sessions […]

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#15YearsofGrassRoots: Getting kids involved in football #ad

Community football is a wonderful way for girls and boys to have fun and participate in a game that promotes teamwork and participation for everyone. This summer’s UEFA Women’s EURO 2017, which kicks off on 16th July, is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the game and get the kids involved. At our #15YearsofGrassroots Twitter chat, […]

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Little Mix ‘Salute’ England Women’s football #ad

In a video featuring their hit-single Salute, pop superstars Little Mix call for women, girls and football fans across the nation to unite and show their support for England’s Lionesses by submitting a salute on social media using #Lionesses. The singers and football fans Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne are looking for recruits to drive support for […]

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Families celebrate women’s professional football #ad

The women’s game in professional football has come on leaps and bounds (or should that be kicks and headers?) over the past several years, with growing audiences and enthusiasm from fans young and old alike.  When the Football Association invited BritMums to the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley, we would have clapped our […]

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Mum-to-Mum: 5 tips to get your kids into tennis #ad

There’s nothing quite like advice from other mums to encourage and help us in concrete ways. As part of our paid project with the Lawn Tennis Association promoting the ClubSpark Tennis for Kids programme (#TennisforKids), we wanted real tips from real mums in helping kids get interested in tennis – an accessible sport that encourages […]

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#TennisforKids: Mums sign up their kids for free tennis lessons #ad

As the days lengthen for summer and the weather turns fine, we get the wonderful British spectacle of Wimbledon, with all its action and excitement. And when that excitement inspires kids to pick up a racket themselves, there’s the brilliant Tennis for Kids programme, through which children can enjoy FREE lessons and get their own racket […]

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Premiere League Primary Stars: Get resources for your school #ad

Kids love football, from playing it themselves to cheering on a favourite team. Now the Premier League is now using some of its wealth to provide education resources to up to 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales in its Primary Stars programme (#PLPrimaryStars) over the next two years. Its ultimate aim is to work […]

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60 tips for Football Mums from Football Mums #ad

What makes a Football Mum? This was the intriguing question we asked during our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter chat. The chat was sponsored by McDonald’s, which encourages people to nominate a deserving “football mum” to be Football Mum of the Year. This scheme celebrates football mums who go above and beyond, supporting their young footballers, whether cheering […]

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Video: FREE Tennis for Kids is here! #ad

It’s time! You can book your 5- to 8-year-old into FREE tennis lessons now at a local club and get your children enjoying the fun and fitness of tennis. Your child will even get a tennis racket to keep when they complete the Tennis for Kids programme, ensuring they can continue to serve, return and smash! […]

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Annabel Croft gives a preview of #TennisforKids #ad

Annabel Croft, the former British tennis champ and broadcaster, has played tennis all over the world, winning Wimbledon and competing at the top levels of the sport. Yet when she talks about that moment when children who have never even tossed a tennis ball discover the joy of the sport, her enthusiasm brims over. “It’s so exciting!” […]

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Learning tennis as a family

What a week in tennis! Andy Murray has scooped his second Wimbledon victory after beating Milos Raonic, not only securing a victory for himself and the country but inspiring children everywhere to get excited about the sport. This weekend, the 16th & 17th July 2016 is the Great British Tennis Weekend #GBTW and BritMums has […]

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What parents think about Great British Tennis Weekend

  Does your family like tennis? That’s the question we asked at our Twitter chat with Great British Tennis Weekend (GBTW). We wanted to know how your families engage with tennis…and got all kinds of interesting answers! Great British Tennis Weekend 16 and 17 July 2016 During GBTW, clubs across the country throw open their […]

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33 ways to be a fabulous Football Mum

  Football is the beautiful game and mums make it even more so. You find them coaching teams, fund-raising, leading training sessions and organising fixtures throughout the season, not to mention the dirtier work (literally — dealing with post-match kit). You reveal what makes a Football Mum At our #FootballMumoftheYear Twitter Conversation you shared your […]

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