SSE Girls Wildcats Centre Programme Age 5-11

The FA launched a new incentive last year to give more young girls the opportunity to get involved with football in a fun, friendly and relaxed way through the SSE Girls Wildcats Centre Programme

This is a funded programme aimed at 5-11 year old girls fully supported and endorsed by the FA. The Centres aim to attract girls who have played little or no football before.

The criteria to run a Centre is very basic, and training/CPD events for Wildcats Centres will be run locally to support any clubs who apply to run a Centre. 

APPLICATION WINDOW NOW OPEN (closes 4th December 2018)

The application window for NEW centres opened last week and stays open until the 4th December.

We are looking for clubs to apply to run one of these Centres, you can read all the info and find the application link here –

*Note any clubs with existing Wildcats Centres – This application would be for an ADDITIONAL Centre, not a renewal of your current Centre.

In summary, applications are requested now, with Centres being granted licenses early in the New year to start delivery around Easter time. We have a really good number of licenses to award to plenty of opportunity for clubs to apply.

This really is a great opportunity for any clubs to run a programme for 5-11 year old girls. Whether you are a club with existing girls teams, or a club with no current girls provision at all, running a Centre is a great way to get more girls involved at your club.

There is no requirement for the Wildcats Centre to affiliate or become a ‘formalised’ team playing league football, though this would ultimately be a good way of feeding girls from Wildcats to league football if that’s the vision of your club.

Just a few of the things successful Centres will receive….

  • £900 grant (£600 in year 1 and £300 in year 2)
  • Kit/equipment package  
  • Branded material to promote your Centre 
  • County FA and Coach Mentor support
  • Training events for your staff/coaches (run locally)

If you would like more information on any element of the programme please contact Matt Hodgson [email protected] 


Anna Clooke

Anna Clooke
Partnership Leader

Telephone: 07731 471023
Mobile: 07731 471023
Email: [email protected]

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