Physical Education KS2 / KS3: Steph Houghton - England Football Captain

Presenter Jess Creighton meets England and Manchester City professional Steph Houghton, who is keen for girls of all ages and abilities to give football a try.

Steph talks about how she got started in the game, her career and what football has done for her in terms of life skills, teamwork, organisation, inter-personal skills and making friends.

Steph is keen to point out that neither lots of natural ability or professional facilities are necessary to enjoy the benefits of the game.

Steph coaches some young players at a Manchester City in the Community session at Heywood near Rochdale, and takes questions about her career from them.

This clip is from the series PE for Girls.

Teacher Notes

During the video Steph Houghton puts a lot of her experiences down to having good role models as a young girl, who is your role model and why? What attributes do you need to be a positive role model?

Draw a picture of your role model and write the reasons why they are your role model.

If you were to be a role model how would you like to be described? What would be your best attributes?

Steph also mentions football is a sport in which you must show strong teamwork and support each other.

Can you brainstorm the key features needed for successful teamwork?

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Physical Education and Modern Studies at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and 2nd, 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.

More from the series PE for Girls

Nicola Adams - Olympic Boxer
Sasha Corbin - Netballer
Mel Clarke - Archer
Isa Guha - England Cricketer
Katy McLean - England Rugby Captain
Rebecca Adlington - Olympic Swimmer