onsıde| ISSUE 39 GIRLS FOOTBALL 20 NO LONGER IN A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN This season saw the first all-girls teams enter boys’ leagues, after a landmark rule change by The FA last year. Our Head of Finance, Rupen Shah also coaches Arsenal FC’s Under-10s girls’ team who were one of those trailblazing girls’ sides. He exclusively shares their journey. I was keen to show the boys that girls can compete” ou are probably not aware but this season a quiet revolution took place in junior grassroots football in England. In an admirably bold move, The FA decided to allow Under-10 and Under-12 girls’ teams to participate in Charter Standard Boys Leagues. For the first time ever, entire teams of girls were allowed to play against boys teams over the course of an entire season. The Arsenal Under-10 girls’ team were one of those teams and this is our story. Y