Fitness round-up: Girls & football?

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You might agree that the perception of girls playing football is still considered as something a bit strange. My dad used to love playing football and I grew up joining him on the pitch many times. I used to love it, but back then it was really odd and maybe impossible for me to take part in this lovely sport as there were not any women football clubs for me to join.

Luckily the situation has changed, and if girls decide that playing football is what they want to do, it is not impossible and there are more and more clubs offering this chance to girls and women these days.

My husband has been a huge Arsenal supporter for so many years, actually as long as I have known him, and both our girls are also football lovers, especially our 10-year-old Isabelle. She often kicks the ball with daddy, and also had a few lessons at school, and really likes it.

Who knows maybe she will join a club and play it professionally one day? I think that would be her dad’s dream come true. Her on the Arsenal pitch!

SSE Women’s FA Cup Final

Anyway, why am I talking about football? BritMums has been working with the FA on a campaign to promote girls and football. I think it is a brilliant idea, and would love to draw your attention to a few bloggers who have written posts that encourage sport and movement in young people.

Read about Becky’s trip to the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final and her love for football. Another great post from North East Family Fun about how watching the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium has inspired their family.

If you want the best view, then being seated right next to the Man City Women bench is for you, read about Mum Friendly experience at the SSE Women FA Cup Final. Finally don’t forget to check out this post about Positive Role Modelling with the FA WSL SPRING SERIES. So much love for football!

By now you might know, that one of my most favourite sports is running, and I often try to mention posts from other people who share this love with me. I loved reading John’s post on Jogging with Jo Pavey & Simplyhealth Great Newham London Family Run which encourages families to keep active together. So jealous! Would have loved meeting her too!

Are you grounded? Well, maybe you are thinking that this has nothing to do with fitness and health, but you are wrong. Read Nadine’s latest post on activities that help her to feel grounded. Nadine has also interviewed Niki Rein who has shared What is Barrecorre for people who haven’t heard of it and why should we be doing it? Well this was the first time I have heard about it, and have to say this sounds very interesting for me!

One topic that is always popular is how mums manage to lose the extra weight gained during pregnancy in much shorter time than most women do. Read Fiona’s story How She Lost 30lbs & 127cm Off Her Body in 9 Months. Truly inspirational!

If there is one fitness couple I really enjoy following then it must be Mutha Fitness and her other half Father Fitness. So much inspiration and love the fact they both promote a healthy lifestyle and keeping fit to their children which is so close to my heart. Get reading!

Don’t forget to check out Fitness 4 Mamas latest giveaways. Some amazing prizes to be won, TOMTOM MULTI-SPORT CARDIO – GPS Training Watch with built-in Heart Rate Monitor worth £209.99 and TWO pairs of ANY Oofos post run recovery footwear!

Hope that this month’s fitness round-up will be an inspiration for you all, and don’t forget to tweet me your links for the next one via @Fitness4Mamas or leave a link in a comment below.

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About Mirka Moore

Mirka is a multi – award nominated professional lifestyle blogger obsessed with travel, social media & fitness. She is also Swimathon, Venice Marathon & Kiqplan ambassador, known for encouraging other women to keep fit & healthy. Her blog Fitness 4 Mamas is loaded with realistic tips for real mamas not superwomen. Come and join Mirka on her fitness journey to healthy living!


  1. 28 June 2017 / 09:26

    My youngest plays football and she really enjoys it. I see no reason why girls shouldn’t play. Thanks for mentioning my Jo Pavey article. Jo was a delight to interview, such a nice person and a real advocate for families doing exercise together.