Posted By : David Winterburn, League Secretary
What Is SSE Wildcats?
Launched by the Football Association and SSE in 2017, SSE Wildcats is designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 years to be involved in the sport. SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football 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.
The initiative is in line with The FA’s Gameplan for Growth, with the target of doubling girls’ participation in the sport by 2020. The strategy for women’s and girls’ football at grassroots level includes initiatives alongside SSE Wildcats, such as FA Girls’ Football Week.
North Riding CFA Football Development Officer, Donna Crowthers, commented on the announcement of the new centres:
"This is an exciting time for girls’ football across North Riding CFA as we now have 14 new SSE Wildcats Club plus an existing SSE Wildcats club from the pilot last year. I’m extremely confident that all our delivery partners will be providing exciting new opportunities for girls to play football in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The sessions are designed to be fun, engaging and inclusive to all abilities which give young girls a positive first introduction to football.
All clubs are FA approved and have been through a rigorous application process which included a compulsory training day at St. Georges Park. All coaches at the clubs have a minimum FA Level 1 in coaching, plus an in date FA CRC. Each club also have an FA trained welfare officer."
Ready to get involved in a SSE Wildcats club near you? A full list of centres in North Riding can be found below. All our SSE Wildcats clubs will start w/c 16th April (Expect Teesside University that has already started)
Simon Carson SS - SSE Wildcats - Wavell Junior School , Catterick Garrison, DL9 3BN
i2i Football Academy - SSE Wildcats - York St. John University, Haxby Road York, YO31 8TA
Guisborough Ladies FC - SSE Wildcats - Laurence Jackson School, Guisborough , YO22 4HS
She Can Play-York - SSE Wildcats - Playfootball, Clifton Moor York, YO30 4TU
Teesside University - SSE Wildcats - Teesside University, Olympia Building, Middlesbrough - TS1 3BX
James Lofthouse Football - SSE Wildcats - Romanby Park, Northallerton , DL7 8HA - Monday 5:30pm
Stokesley - Tuesday 5:30pm
ST Sport - SSE Wildcats
Green Lane, Redcar, TS10 3RW - Monday 5:45pm
Hall Drive, Middlesbrough, TS5 7EZ - Friday 5:00pm
Scarborough Council - SSE Wildcats
Scarborough Sports Village - YO11 2JW - Monday 6:00pm
Eskdale School, Whitby, YO22 4HS - Tuesday 5:30pm
MFC Foundation - SSE Wildcats - Herlingshaw Centre, Middlesbrough, TS6 9AE
York City FC Foundation & York RI JFC- SSE Wildcats - York RI New Lane, Acomb, York, YO24 4NX
York City FC Foundation - SSE Wildcats
Easingwold Town JFC, Bull Hill, YO61 3JG - Monday 5:30pm
York Sport Village, Heslington, York, YO10 5FG - Saturday 10:00am
You can find out more about SSE Wildcats by contacting North Riding CFA Football Development Officer, Donna Crowthers at firstname.lastname@example.org
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