SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs
Have fun, make friends, play football
The Football Association and SSE have teamed up to launch a new initiative in 2017, SSE Wildcats, designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in the sport.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. 200 clubs have been established across England throughout the spring and summer.
The sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, subject to the local organiser. They will provide a safe environment where girls with no football experience can; have fun engaging with sport, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions, learn new things and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.
Alongside the football for girls activities, there will also be opportunities for the attending parents, carers and siblings to engage with sport in ‘Family Sessions’, e.g. Soccercise/Walking football at the same time.
Each SSE Wildcats club will be run in conjunction with local County FAs and utilising qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved.
SSE Wildcats has been established in partnership with SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, with support from UEFA, FIFA and The Youth Sport Trust.
Greetland Goldstars and 3Gi in Halifax have been chosen by the West Riding County FA to run SSE Wildcats. These have been designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in the sport.Greetland are one of over 200 sites UK wide. The first session was last Wednesday at 3Gi and was well attended. All girls aged from 5 to 11 are welcome to attend, no experience in football is necessary. Goldstars Football Development Officer John King said “We are very proud to have been chosen to run these sessions alongside 3Gi and look forward to delivering some really fun sessions to the girls. We currently have 3 girls teams with a new U9’s hopefully being put together for next season too. I see girls and Women’s football as one of our high priority development areas”
Please contact John King for any further details e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org