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Wildcats

Get involved with Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs

Have fun, make friends, play football

The Wildcats initiative was first launched in 2017 to help inspire girls aged between 5-11 to get involved in football.

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 and in 2018 this grew to 878 centres nationally.

Wildcats Girls’ Football sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, and provide a safe environment where girls can try football for the first time.

The initiative aims to inspire participants to engage with football, meet new friends, develop fundamental skills, learn new things and create the foundation for a lifelong love of football.

Wildcats in their natural habitats...

Welcome to the pack!

The FA’s Wildcats program returns this April and we're pleased to welcome 17 new clubs/organisations on board to the existing 42 established centres who are already delivering across the region.  

The 59 centres will run weekly sessions either midweek or weekends and offer girls a first opportunity to play football in a safe and fun environment. All centres have been provided with specialist training to ensure girls are supported across the board not only in terms of football, but also in their social skills and fundamental movements.

Every centre has an FA qualified coach and relevant Safeguarding checks, as well as exit routes to local girls grassroots clubs. The program is highly recommended for girls who have never played before or want to give sport a try for the first time.

 

Find Your Nearest Centre

With 59 Wildcats centres now in operation across Berks & Bucks, we're confident you'll find a centre close to home.

Use the 'Find Football Near You' search engine tool below to find your nearest session, or get in touch with us on the contact details listed at the top of this page and we'll be happy to direct you towards your closest centre.

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Become a wildcats centre

The window for clubs to apply to become a Wildcats Centre is currently closed.

We're not sure when/if applications for new centres will open next season yet, but if you think you would be interested in applying you can register your interest with us using the form below.

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Wildcats

Yes, absolutely! When making contact with the centre let them know that she may be a little shy and they will make sure she is welcomed from the second she arrives. Most centres also offer a free trial session to make sure the girls feel comfortable before committing to coming back.

Any clothes that are comfortable for your child to wear will be suitable, as long as they can run around and have fun! We also recommend checking with the centre what surface the session is on and whether it’s indoors or outdoors so you can plan accordingly. 

The price of sessions varies and is dependent based on running costs. Most sessions are either free or charge £2-3 per session. 

No, they are simply weekly sessions to provide an opportunity for girls to learn and develop their skills. All centres have links with local grassroots clubs and also have the opportunity to take part in organised festivals with other centres to give the girls their first taste of competitive matches.

Get in Touch

By Phone: 01235 558450

By Email:
Development@Berks-BucksFA.com