Become Part of the #SSEWildcats Movement
The FA and SSE have developed an initiative designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11, to get involved in football.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.
In 2018, over 800 Centres took part getting over 20,000 girls’ playing football.
The FA are now looking for even more organisations to take part and support their mission to double girls participation by 2020.
The sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, subject to each local organiser. They provide a safe environment where girls who don’t currently play the game can have fun engaging with sport, make new friends, develop fundamental skills , try a variety of sessions and create foundations for a lifelong love of the sport.
Each SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre is run in conjunction with local County FA’s utilising qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved.
There are a number of benefits to running an SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centre:
In Spring 2018, 13 Centres launched across the East Riding, these Centres were run by:
- AFC Tickton
- Bridlington CYP
- Costello FC
- Hall Road Rangers FC
- Hessle Rangers FC
- Hull United AFC
- Hull Indoor Sports Centre
- Malet Lambert YC
- North Ferriby United Amateurs FC
- Soccer Kings
- South Cave Sporting FC
- The University of Hull
- Tigers Trust
These Centres provided weekly sessions for hundreds of girls across the County, giving some girls their first expeirence of playing football. Some of these Centres have continued to run due to the demand locally from girls wanting to play, some clubs have developed new teams as girls wanted to take the next step in football and participate in weekly fixtures. A number of clubs have boosted numbers within their current teams as more girls are wanting to play and some have even identified new volunteers through parents who are now looking to get invovled in the club once they have completed the relevant qualifications.
The application window for organisations who would like to deliver an SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre is now open.
If you are interested in becoming an SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centre, please refer to the Guidance for Applicants Document below, to find out more information on the programme itself and around the criteria for running a Centre.
To apply to become an SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Centre for 2019, click here.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this exciting opportunity, please contact Kirsty Leake - Women and Girls' Football Development Officer.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres have been established in partnership with SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Womens’ FA Cup, with support from UEFA, FIFA and the Youth Sport Trust.