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
SSE Wildcats sessions in Shropshire:
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
Ages - 6 - 11 years
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)
Times - 5pm - 6pm
Ages - 5 - 11 years
Cost - £3.00 per session
Contact - Peter Wilson, Shrewsbury Town Football in the Community
Where - Ludlow Town Football Club, S.B.S.Stadium, Broomfield Road, Ludlow, SY8 2BN
Where - Thursday 27th April, 2017 (Continuing every Thursday)
Times - 5-6pm
Age 5 - 11 years
Cost - £3.00 per session
Contact - Peter Wilson, Shrewsbury Town in the Community
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. Dates and times will be announced shortly.
For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs please contact the County FA Football Development Officer, Eve Bailey on 01743-362769 or email@example.com
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.”
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!"