Is FA's advice the right way to get girls into football?

Last updated at 08:00

The FA has caused some controversy this week with a document it has released about getting more girls into football.

Here are some of the suggestions the made by the English Football Association.

  • Providing colourful bibs, which should be clean and smell nice.
  • Offering stamps and prizes including pocket mirrors and pink wristbands to encourage girls to attend practice sessions.
  • Allowing girls the time to check their phones in a session and adding a social media breaks.

Not everyone agreed with these suggestions.

They angered school students in County Durham so much, they decided to write to FA bosses to complain.

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The FA told us that the advice is aimed at girls who don't currently play footy - and it was written after talking to girls about what would work for them.