Welcome to GFS Smethwick

GFS Smethwick is a fun weekly group for local girls aged 7-13. The group is run by an amazing team of trained volunteers who run different activities with us every week.

We do loads of different things at our sessions, and there’s more about the GFS programme and how it helps girls try new things and build confidence here, but here are some examples:

  • Team challenges so we can learn to work together
  • Learning about incredible women who can inspire us
  • Trips that help us learn independence
  • Games and sports to get us active
  • Just having loads of laughs and fun without any worries

Everyone is welcome at GFS Smethwick and being kind to one another is at the heart of our group – we all benefit so much from the friends we make here.

We are currently at full capacity. We are operating a waiting list – to join, just complete the registration form belowand our Group Coordinator will get in touch as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the group, please feel free to contact us on smethwick@girlsfriendlysociety.org.uk.

Parents and carers of registered girls can also join our private Facebook group, for weekly updates about activities, important information and so on.

A group of 10 girls aged nine and up, dressed in warm clothes and enjoying a day trip out.
Group age range


Group meeting time

Mondays during term time, 5.30-7.00pm

Weekly fee

GFS is a registered charity, and does not operate to make a profit. Weekly session fees, or ‘subs’ help to pay for costs such as insurance, venue hire and resources. Subs are paid weekly to ensure you don’t pay for sessions that your child doesn’t attend.

The fee at GFS Smethwick is £2 per week.

GFS is an inclusive organisation and we welcome any girl or young woman that would like to join. The cost of sessions should not be a barrier to attendance, and GFS is happy to accommodate a break from session fees where helpful. If this applies to you, you will be able to let us know when you complete the sign up form.

Group location

Dorothy Parkes Community Centre, Church Road, Smethwick, B67 6EH

Become a GFS girl

We are expecting GFS Smethwick to be popular, so sign up now. Once we get your registration, we’ll get in touch to confirm your place. 

GFS Smethwick is partially funded by the Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations. Thank you to SCVO for your support.