New Wildcats Clubs For Girls
Girls across Shropshire County FA will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.
The programme will SSE 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
Where - Telford College of Arts & Technology (TCAT) Haybridge Road, Wellington, Telford. TF1 2NP (3G Pitch)
When - Monday 3rd April, 2017. (Continuing every Monday, excluding bank holidays)
Times - 6pm - 7pm
Cost - £2.00 per session
Contact - Luke Shelley, AFC Telford - Head of Youth Development on firstname.lastname@example.org
Where - Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology, London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR (3G Pitch)
When - Wednesday 26th April, 2017 (Continuing every Wednesday until 9th Aug)
Times - 5pm - 6pm
Cost - £3.00 per session
Contact - Peter Wilson, Shrewsbury Town Football in the Community on email@example.com
Where - Ludlow Town Football Club, S.B.S.Stadium, Broomfield Road, Ludlow, SY8 2BN
Where - Thursday 27th April, 2017 (Continuing every Thursday)
Times - 6-7pm
Cost - £3.00 per session
Contact - Peter Wilson, Shrewsbury Town in the Community on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 contact the County FA Football Development Officer, Eve Bailey on 01734-362769 or email@example.com
Roy Waterfield, Shropshire FA Chief Executive said: “The Shropshire FA share a common vision with the FA to increase the number of players in female football. Our successful bid to host three new Wildcats Girl’s Football clubs with two of our key partners in Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Telford is testament to our well established reputation of attracting new girls into football over the last 15 years. There has never been a better time for our young female Footballers to access high quality football activities in expertly coached and fun packed sessions. By attending these clubs, it is the first step on a talent pathway that may convert a Shropshire wildcat into a future England lioness one day!"
Shropshire Girls & Women's Football League
This League formed following the amalgamation of the previous Shropshire Girls' and Shropshire Women's Leagues. The league provides Girls' Only football from the under 8's age group through to Under 16s. (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16) The League is a FA Charter Standard League
Contact a team near you if you would like to play:
2016/17 Season clubs below:
|Mini Soccer & Youth||Female Provision||Secretary||Sec Contact Number||Secretary E-Mail Address|
|AFC Telford United||Mini Soccer / Youth||Sharon Bowyer||01952 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Albrighton Juniors||Mini Soccer / Youth||Craig Jonesemail@example.com|
|Ercall Colts||Mini Soccer / Youth||Sean Hall||07811-411516||Seanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lawley Lightmoor Comets||Mini Soccer / Youth||Carl Askewemail@example.com|
|Meresiders FC||Mini Soccer / Youth||TBC||TBCfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Newport Girls||Mini Soccer / Youth||Andrew Woodemail@example.com|
|Oswestry B & G Club||Mini Soccer / Youth||George Lewisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Prees||Mini Soccer / Youth||Kris Morris||01948 email@example.com|
|Randlay Colts Juniors||Mini Soccer / Youth||Paul Chaddertonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|SAHA||Mini Soccer / Youth||Elizabeth Jervisemail@example.com|
|Shifnal Europeans||Mini Soccer / Youth||Jane Laingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shrewsbury Juniors||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Michael Partonemail@example.com|
|Shrewsbury Up & Comers||Mini Soccer / Youth||Beverley Davies||01743 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|TNS||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Peter Wilsonemail@example.com|
|Whitchurch Alport Juniors||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Deborah Winstonefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Worthen||Mini Soccer / Youth||Michelle Walkeremail@example.com|
|Wrockwardine Wood Juniors||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Stephaine Williamsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ladies Clubs||Female Provision||Secretary||Sec Contact Number||Secretary E-Mail Address|
|AFC Bridgnorth Ladies||Open Age||Steve Groome||07748 email@example.com|
|Ellesemere Rangers Women||Open Age||John Edgefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ludlow Town Ladies||Open Age||Kevin Powell||07811 email@example.com|
|Shrewsbury Juniors Ladies||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Michael Partonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shrewsbury Town Women FC||Open Age||Sean Evansemail@example.com|
|TNS Ladies||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Peter Wilsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TNS Ladies Reserves||Open Age||Peter Wilsonemail@example.com|
|Whitchurch Alport FC||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Deborah Winstonefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wrockwardine Wood Ladies||Mini Soccer / Youth / Open Age||Stephaine Williamsemail@example.com|
For more information on playing opportunities for Girls & Women in Shropshire, please contact Eve Bailey, Football Development Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01743 362769
FA Girls England Talent Pathway
Shrewsbury Town in the Community have been awarded a license for a newly-created Regional Talent Club (RTC) which will be responsible for the delivery of elite girls’ football development.
Following a six-month application process, 34 clubs and centres will deliver coaching and education to the best young female footballers in the country, on three-year licences.
The clubs have been grouped into three tiers, dependent on their facilities, workforce, coach and player development, performance service provision and the number of age groups they will work with.
The clubs will also have FA funding aligned to their tier, which they are required to match fund a percentage of, and increased FA support.
RTCs have replaced the former Centre of Excellence model and will deliver enhanced coaching and support designed to improve the development of elite female players through the FA Girls’ England talent pathway.
As part of the changes, RTC age groups will run alongside the academic year, starting in September.
For the first time, girls’ U10 and U12 teams will compete in Charter Standard youth leagues, to enable players to further develop both technically and physically.
The older age groups will compete in FA organised fixture programmes against other RTCs.
The changes have been led by The FA’s Elite Performance Unit, which was set up in 2014 to manage the development of elite female footballers and coaches, to benefit the domestic and international game and support winning England teams.
Brent Hills, head of the Elite Performance Unit, said: “The introduction of Regional Talent Clubs will really enhance the development of the best young female talent in this country and ensure that clubs and centres are better supported in working with them.
“We’d like to congratulate all of the clubs that have been successful. There were some excellent applications which bodes very well for the future of elite female football and the delivery of girls’ coaching.
“We understand that some players may be impacted geographically by these changes but we will work with them and their parents to find the right playing and development opportunities for them, as we want to keep the best female players in the game.
“Ultimately we are committed to growing the women’s game and developing winning England teams across all age groups and we are confident that these changes will help us deliver just that.”
Shrewsbury Town in the Community's girls and women's football development officer, Peter Wilson, said: "We're delighted to announce that we have been granted a three-year Girls Regional Talent Club license by The FA.
"Since we launched the Girls Advanced Development Centre (GADC) at the start of the season, we have seen the potential for girls within Shropshire and now we can offer a programme to greatly enhance the development of girls from the area to hopefully represent England or play at the highest level in years to come."
Player trials for the RTCs ran in June, with details on request at each individual club. All players at RTCs will be eligible to be selected for England across all tiers.
Licences are awarded subject to Sport England and FA funding and continuing to meet licence criteria.
Tier 1 Licence
Tier 2 Licence
Tier 3 Licence
Tier 1 Licence:
Arsenal Ladies FC
Birmingham City Ladies FC
Blackburn Rovers Ladies
Brighton & Hove Albion
Liverpool Ladies FC
Manchester City Women
Oxford United FC
York City FC Foundation
Tier 2 Licence:
Bristol City Women’s FC
Everton Ladies FC
MK Dons FC
Doncaster Rovers Belles
Durham Women FC
Nottingham Forest Ladies FC
Reading FC Women
Shrewsbury Town FC
Sporting Club Albion
More than 2.89million girls and women play football in England.
For more information, please call 01743 289177 or email email@example.com