The programme will see 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England this spring, each run in conjunction with the local County FA and their key partners. The move will provide girls aged from 5 to 11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment over a minimum 16 week period.
The project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup.
The new SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs in Wiltshire will be launching towards the end of March and will be taking place as follows:
- The John of Gaunt School (Trowbridge) - googlemap
- Starting Monday 20th March 2017
- 5.00-6.00pm on Astroturf
- Laverstock & Ford Sports Club (Laverstock & Ford Sports Club) - googlemap
- Starting Tuesday 21st March 2017
- 5.15-6.15pm on Grass
The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will run in the spring and through to the summer on a weekly basis, either at weekends, after school or during the evening. Parents and carers who attend with the girls will also have the optional opportunity to take part in football-related fitness sessions at the same time as the girls.
For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs please contact:
John Stewart, SSE’s Director of Human Resources, said: “We’re delighted to support The FA in setting up these centres, helping to deliver high quality coaching sessions across the country to the next generation of female footballers.”
“At SSE we are extremely proud to be a fundamental part of supporting the grassroots game. This is a key reason for our sponsorship of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, not only are we focussed on achieving greater awareness of the sport at an elite level, equally as important we are creating more opportunities and relentlessly encouraging more girls to get involved in football.”
Kirsty Frior, Chief Executive of Wiltshire County FA said: “As a County FA, we are passionate about continuing to develop women’s football across the county by providing football opportunities to girls in a safe and enjoyable environment.”
“We want to see as many young girls as possible to get involved and experience the fun of the game, and we are confident that the new SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs in Wiltshire alongside the excellent work currently being done by a variety of clubs and partners will provide the perfect platform for new female players to enjoy the beautiful game.”