Senior women's captain Marissa Callaghan was at Whitehouse Primary School delivering the new UEFA PlayMakers inspired by Disney programme. Hear what she had to say in the video below.
Using Disney’s world-renowned storytelling and inspired by academic research showing the positive role of storytelling in helping children take up sport, PlayMakers aims to increase the proportion of girls meeting the World Health Organization’s minimum standards for physical activity – currently just 16%.
Targeting girls aged five to eight who are not currently playing football, the Irish FA is joining 22 other UEFA national associations in committing to roll out Playmakers through schools, clubs and local communities. More associations are expected to introduce the programme in the coming years.