Last updated on 08/01/2014
Women's football in Brussels
Football (or soccer) is the world’s most popular sport. Yet in many places, it is still almost unheard of for girls to play. You've never kicked a soccer ball in your life but would like to learn? Just want to play for fun? Or you're looking for something competitive? It's a yes to all three in Brussels.
British and Irish clubs
The inventors of the game have found a home in Brussels since 1972. Their friendly club, British United Football Club, is a great choice. Lace up your cleats and head to a training session any time to try it out! The ladies team trains at the British School of Brussels in Tervuren on Wednesdays 7 pm to 9 pm.
FC Irlande Ladies team welcomes anyone who loves the game and enjoys having a good time afterwards! Sounds like fun, right? Mondays or Wednesday are the days for new players to try it out, in Auderghem and Nossegem. True, a little far (by Brussels standards), but this club sponsored by Irish pubs might be worth it.
These clubs welcome all nationalties!
Belgian Babes Football League
Maybe you don’t want a huge commitment, but still want to learn and play. Perhaps then, you are a Belgian Babe. As their Facebook makes clear, this club seems equally as awesome as the last two. It’s chill, practices and games each once a week.
Girls 5-14 years old are able to sign up for the Royal Racing Club Etterbeek. Go to the field at Rue Baron Dhanis 6 where you can practice twice a week. Girls ages 12 to 15 can play with a U16 team, and there is also an over 16 women’s team. Sign up on their site!
Girls in purple and white are in the capital too! RSC Anderlecht has several different women’s teams, including a team in the BeNe League, which is the top women’s football league in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The Uccle Action Fémina Futsal is a women’s indoor football group. You know what that means – no fighting the rain! These are games on smaller fields, and their official field is at Collège Saint-Pierre in Uccle. Send questions to [email protected].
For little ones
The Brussels Sports Association (BSA) has winter and fall soccer seasons with two leagues: U8 and a U13. Girls as young as 4 and as old as 12 can get their energy out at the International School of Brussels in Watermael-Boisfort. Practices are uniquely on the weekends.
Finally, the clubs with women’s teams recognized by the Royal Belgian Football Association are the following: RSC Anderlecht, RRC Etterbeek, Crossing Schaerbeek, KFC Haren, FC Forest, FC Fémina WS Woluwe, FC Jeunesse Molenbeek, and RRC Boitsfort.
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