SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA
The FA and SSE have launched an initiative designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in football.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment. Over 1,400 centres have now been established nationwide.
The sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, subject to each local organiser. They provide a safe environment for girls to have fun engaging with football, make new friends, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.
Alongside the football activities there will also be opportunities for the attending parents, carers and siblings to engage with sport at the same time through ‘Family Sessions’, e.g. Soccercise/Walking football.
Each SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre is run in conjunction with local County FAs utilising qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football 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 have been chosen by the West Riding County FA to run SSE Wildcats. Greetland are one of over 200 sites UK wide.
The first session will be on Thursday 16th May from 5pm to 6pm outside at Greetland Community Centre.
All girls aged from 5 to 11 are welcome to attend, no experience in football is necessary.
Goldstars Football Development Manager John King said “We are very proud to have been chosen to run these sessions and look forward to delivering some really fun sessions to the girls. We currently have 5 girls teams and want to continue this progress 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