SSE Wildcats

Get involved with SSE Wildcats Centres in Dorset

Have fun, make friends, play football.

The Football Association and SSE have teamed up to deliver the SSE Wildcats Centres, designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in the sport.

SSE Wildcats Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. 878 centres have been established across England since 2017 with over 15,000 girls taking part. 

The sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, subject to the local organiser. They 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.

Each SSE Wildcats Centre is run in conjunction with local County FA's and utilising qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved.

SSE Wildcats Centres 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.

SSE Wildcats has been running in Dorset since 2017 when we started with 3 centres. The programme continues to offer girls an opportunity to access football and we’re excited for the 2019 delivery of the programme.


If your club is interested in hosting an SSE Wildcats centre please get in touch at development@dorsetfa.com or call 01202 688277.


To book on to a session please search your post code on the Find Football Near You search engine below.

Wildcats centres in dorset 2019

Venue: The Blandford School, DT11 7SQ

Day: Saturday   9.00am – 10.00am

Get in Touch: Steve Powell     Email: scpowell68@gmail.com    Phone:  07917 098954

Provider: Blandford United Youth FC

Venue: Dorchester Town FC, The Avenue Stadium, DT1 2RY

Day:  Saturday   9am  – 10am

Get In Touch:  Mark Robinson     Email:  teamrobbo26@gmail.com   Phone: 07834 198156

Provider: Dorchester Town FC

Venue: Specsavers County Ground, Blandford Close, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4BF

Day: Tuesday 5pm - 6pm

Get In Touch: Grant Smith    Email: Grant.smith@dorsetfa.com   Phone: 01202 688280

Provider: Dorset County FA

Venue: Merley First School, BH21 1SD

Day: Saturday  10.00am – 11.30am

Get in Touch: Stuart Pitman   Email:  spitman1@sky.com   Phone:  07951 938705

Provider: Merley Cobham Sports Youth FC

Venue: Haymoor Junior School, BH17 8WG

Day: Saturday   10.00am – 11.30am

Get in Touch: Tracy Haysom   Email:  t.haysom@btinternet.com   Phone:  07971 875719

Provider: Poole Town FC Wessex


Venue: Learoyd Road, Canford Heath, BH17 8PJ

Day: Wednesday 5pm  -  6pm

Get in Touch: Tim Johnson     Email:  wildcats@dextersportsyfc.org.uk   Phone: 07843 600553

Provider: Dexter Sports Youth FC



Venue: Potterne Park, BH21 6RS

Day: Tuesday   5.00pm – 6.00pm

Get in Touch: Sarah Warwick     Email:  verwoodgirlsfc@outlook.com    Phone:  07852 215070

Provider: Verwood Girls FC

Venue: Potterne Park, BH21 6RS

Day: Saturday    9.15am  – 10.15am

Get in Touch: Sarah Warwick     Email:  verwoodgirlsfc@outlook.com    Phone:  07852 215070

Provider: Verwood Girls FC


Venue: Redlands Community Sports Hub

Day: Monday  5pm - 6pm

Get in Touch:  Lee Petty   Email:  leepetty333@icloud.com  Phone: 07903 966793 

Provider: Redlands FC


Venue: Conifers Primary School, Radipole Lane, Weymouth, DT4 0QF

Day: Wednesday    4.30pm  -  5.30pm

Get in Touch: Lee Petty    Email:  leepetty333@icloud.com    Phone:  07903 966793

Provider: Redlands FC


Venue: Weymouth College Gym

Day: Sunday    11am  -  12pm

Get in Touch: Lee Petty    Email:  leepetty333@icloud.com    Phone:  07903 966793

Provider: Redlands FC


If you’re new to football and don’t have boots that’s not a problem – SSE Wildcats Centres can offer boot schemes so trainers are fine.

Contact development@dorsetfa.com or 01202 688277 to register your interest in the Wildcats.

 Centre costs vary from £1 - £3 per session but won’t be more than that.

All Wildcats coaches are a minimum Level 1 with all volunteers having an FA criminal records check and specific safeguarding training.

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