SSE Wildcats Girls' Football

SSE Wildcats

Get involved with SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs

Have fun, make friends, play football

In 2017, The Football Association and SSE teamed up to launch a new initiative; SSE Wildcats, designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to get involved in football.

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 were established across England throughout the spring and summer of 2017.

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.

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Development@Berks-BucksFA.com

Become a Wildcats Centre

The window for clubs to apply to become a Wildcats Centre is currently open with applications being accepted until 4th December 2018.

To help you with your decision and to offer you extra advice and information we have a host of free, drop-in style information evenings available right across Berks and Bucks. One of our Football Development Officers will be at these sessions and on-hand to answer any questions you might have or to help put you in touch with other clubs who were once in your position and are now running their own Wildcats Centres. 

To find an information session near you, please click on the area name in the list below:

Monday 5th November 2018 4.00pm - 6.00pm   Contact Sam

Monday 05th November 2018  4:30pm - 7:30pm  Contact Lisa

Wednesday 7th November 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm Contact Development

Monday 12th November 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm Contact Lisa

Tuesday 13th November 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm Contact Lisa

Wednesday 14th November 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm Contact Development

Wednesday 14th November 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm Contact Development

Thursday 15th November 2018  5.00pm - 7.00pm    Contact Sam

Thursday 22nd November 2018    4:00pm - 6:00pm  Contact Lisa

Thursday 22nd November 2018 5.00pm - 7.00pm   Contact Sam

Monday 26th November 2018    4:30pm - 7:00pm    Contact Lisa

Wednesday 29th October 2018 5.00pm - 7.00pm  Contact Sam

You may also like to get in touch with an existing Centre to speak to them directly about how it has been for them and ask any questions you may have. We have identified a few showcase Wildcats Centres across the county who are happy to speak to clubs thinking about applying and offer any advice they can - you may even be able to go along to a session to see how it works.

To get in touch with one of our showcase centres, simply get in touch via the details below:


George Green Junior Slough Fridays Wexham School, Norway Drive, Slough, SL2 5QP 6pm-7pm ggjfcwildcats@gmail.com
Sandhurst Town Boys & Girls Bracknell Thursdays Sandhurst School Sports Centre,
Owlsmoor Rd, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst GU47 0SD
5.45pm-7pm ssewildcats@outlook.com
Chalfont Saints FA SSE Wildcats Chalfont Mondays Chalfont Community College 5pm-6pm playourwayuk@gmail.com
MK North Wildcats FA SSE Wildcats Milton Keynes Wednesdays The Mathiesen Centre, Bradville, MK137AG 4.45pm-6.15pm

 

Parkhouse School SSE Wildcats West Berks Fridays Parkhouse School 4-5pm
mwinchcombe@globalpremiersoccer.com

Apply now

Alternatively, you may wish to go straight ahead and start your application to become a SSE Wildcats Centre now, in which case, please see the list of documents below that will help, along with the link to start your application online:

Please note: we have been informed by The FA that there is a technical problem preventing people uploading documents with their applications online. Please do start your applications regardless of this and you will be informed when this issue is resolved.

Apply now to become a SSE Wildcats Centre

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Wildcats Centres

The application process begins on Thursday 1st November 2018.

The registration link will be posted on this article here. In the meantime, we do recommend registering to one of the drop sessions that are being held in the county (please see dates of information centres on the main page).  We also have some SSE FA Wildcats showcase centres (see above) by all means contact them to discuss the programme with the coaches and let them know if you would like to visit.

For further information, please contact Development@Berks-BucksFA.com and let us know which geographic area you are interested in. There is a criteria to meet, it includes having a FA qualified Welfare Officer, a fully compliant level 1 coach, and at least 1 female DBS checked volunteer. 

 

Once your application has been submitted, it will be sent to the CFA who will then review your application.

Feedback will then be provided and sent back to you, once everything is ok this will be sent to The FA for review. Please note submitting an application will not guarantee you to become an SSE Wildcats Girls Centre as this is subject to meeting the criteria set by The FA, however please liaise with your geographic officer who will aim to support you meeting the criteria.

The aim is simple: Have Fun, Make Friends and Play Football.

An SSE Wildcats Centre is an opportunity for girls aged 5-11 to have fun, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and lay the foundations for a lifelong love of sport. By working in partnership with the County FA, qualified coaches deliver sessions locally to provide girls the opportunity to experience football for the first time in a fun & safe environment.

The sessions are delivered on a weekly basis, either after-school or weekends. Last year saw 27 SSE Wildcats Centres created in Berks and Bucks, with 15 new teams developed from these centres, equating to 500 new players aged 5-11, playing football regularly. During the 2018/19 we hope to further expand on these successes with a target of 28 new centres. 

If you are looking to start girls football within your club/organisation this is the ideal initiative for you!

You will be provided with support and guidance in setting up the perfect environment for girls, which hopefully will see you retain players to develop and lifelong journey of football. Within BBFA we have seen great success from our 27 centres having players transitioned into clubs creating new teams, some centres utilising our Wildcats festivals which now run monthly from Central venues to give the girls a first taste of playing fixtures. 

You will benefit from training, equipment package, £900 funding (over two years) and national marketing and branding to support the launch of your centre. The sessions can be run in the warmer months as a summer programme every April to July, or you can continue them throughout the year. 

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Development@Berks-BucksFA.com

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