A football festival aimed at encouraging girls to attend training sessions at Harmony Rows FC was a great success.

Hard work by Active School Co-ordinator Alix Drever paid off as over 30 girls from St Vincent's, Shawlands and St Angela's primaries took part in the event.

Corrie Campbell, Scottish FA girls' and women's club development officer for the West region, who attended the event,  aims to help increase the number of girls playing the sport at clubs.

Glasgow’s SW Active Schools Team have been working closely with Corrie and Gary Doctor (Glasgow Football Development) to ensure strong school to club links have been created.

It is crucial that girls get the opportunity to experience football at school then be able to access a club they can join in their local community.

Corrie said: “It has been so important to for me to work closely with my partners Active Schools and Football Developments to really support my aim of getting girls playing at clubs.

"I have been working closely with clubs throughout the west region to create girls sections. Active schools have been key to introducing girls to football, we then work together to sign post the girls to a local team. Harmony Row are looking for girls to attend their session."

If you would like to join the local club please contact Gary Watt on 07507893280 or email gary.watt@glasgowlife.org.uk

If you would like further information about playing at a club or girls’ and women’s football please contact corrie.campbell@scottishfa.co.uk.

The Harmony Rows new girls session is Wednesday evenings 6pm-7,30pm at Harmony Row Alex Ferguson Park (G52 4 SY).