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Get involved with Wildcats Centres in Dorset

Dorset wildcats: Have fun, make friends, play football.

Wildcats Centres provide girls aged 5-11 years with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. The FA's aim for 2020 is to have 1,666 Wildcats Centres across the Country.

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 can come together to 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 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.

Wildcats has been running in Dorset since 2017 when we started with 3 centres growing to 11 centres in 2019. The programme continues to offer girls an opportunity to access football and we’re excited for the 2020 delivery of the programme.

Success stories in Dorset include Dorchester Town Girls now running 4 girls teams, Dorchester Sports Youth developing an Under 11 team and Poole Town Youth, one of our first centres, now offering 2 girls teams at the club.

Wildcats is a great way of starting up or developing the girls game at your club with The FA providing funding, training, kit and equipment packs to clubs involved in the programme.

If your club is interested in hosting a Wildcats Centre please get in touch with Justine Mosley (County Development Manager) on 01202 688277 or email

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:    Phone:  07917 098954

Provider: Blandford United Youth FC

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

Day:  Saturday  9am  – 10am    and    Thursday   5.30pm - 6.30pm

Get In Touch:  Grant Wills     Email:    Phone: 07840 719523

Provider: Dorchester Town FC

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

Day: Tuesday 5pm - 6pm

Get In Touch: Grant Smith    Email:   Phone: 01202 688280

Provider: Dorset County FA

Venue:  Lytchett Manor 3G

Day:   Friday  6pm - 7.30pm

Get in Touch:  Grant Wills    Email:   Phone: 07840 719523

Provider: Stars Academy

Venue: Ashdown Leisure Centre, Adastral Rd, Poole, BH17 8RE

Day: Friday 5pm  -  6pm

Get in Touch: Tim Johnson     Email:   Phone: 07843 600553

Provider: Dexter Sports Youth FC


Venue: Haymoor Junior School, BH17 8WG

Day: Saturday   10.00am – 11.30am

Get in Touch: Tracy Haysom   Email:   Phone:  07971 875719

Provider: Poole Town FC Wessex



Venue: Potterne Park, BH21 6RS

Day: Tuesday   5.00pm – 6.00pm

Get in Touch: Sarah Warwick     Email:    Phone:  07852 215070

Provider: Verwood Girls FC

Venue: Potterne Park, BH21 6RS

Day: Saturday    9.15am  – 10.15am

Get in Touch: Sarah Warwick     Email:    Phone:  07852 215070

Provider: Verwood Girls FC


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

Day: Wednesday    4.30pm  -  5.30pm

Get in Touch: Lee Petty    Email:    Phone:  07903 966793

Provider: Redlands FC


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

Contact 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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