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 Dorset County FA will be taking place at:
- County Ground, Hamworthy
- The Blandford School, Blandford
- Guys Marsh, Shaftesbury
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: Justine Mosley – firstname.lastname@example.org or 01202 688277.
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.”
Sue Hough, CEO Dorset FA, said “ The Dorset County Football Association are delighted to be part of the SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs programme which provide an opportunity for Girls in Dorset to be able to access additional playing opportunities. One of the key objectives of the FA is to double the participation base for Girls’ playing football and I am sure this programme will go a long way towards achieving this. Thank you to the local clubs who are helping to deliver the programme.”