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SSE Wildcats Girls Football Centres from The FA offer Girls the chance to play

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres from The FA will provide Shropshire girls aged 5-11 with regular opportunities to play football.

The initiative offers organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. More than 200 clubs were piloted across England in 2017 and the scheme is now being extended to more than 900 centres with 26,000 participants across the country.

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, and provide a safe environment where girls can try football for the first time. SSE and The FA hope the initiative will inspire participants to engage with football, meet new friends, develop fundamental skills, learn new things and create the foundation for a lifelong love of football.

Sessions in Shropshire include: 

Baschurch Wildcats- SSE Wildcats 

Baschurch Village Hall (Grass pitches) 
When: Every Saturday (Starting from 21st April)
Time:  11am – 12pm. 
Cost: £2
Contact:  admin@jonnyhughescoaching.co.uk

Shrewsbury Town in the Community SSE Wildcats Centres:

Shrewsbury Cathedral Catholic Primary School 
When: Every Wednesday (Starting from April 18th)
Time: 3:20-4:20pm
Cost: £1.50 per week
Contact: sian.jones@shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com

Shrewsbury Sports Village
When: Every Tuesday (Starting from April 17th)
Time: 5-6pm
Cost: £1.50
Contact: sian.jones@shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com

Bridgnorth St Johns Catholic Primary School
When: Every Wednesday (Starting from April 25th)
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
Cost: £1.50
Contact: sian.jones@shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com

Coleham Primary School
When: Every Monday (Starting from April 16th)
Time: 3:15-4:15pm
Cost: £1.50
Contact: sian.jones@shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com

Dorrington Village Hall
When:  Every Thursday (starting from 26th April)
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Cost: £1.50
Contact: sian.jones@shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com

Ludlow Lionesses SSE Wildcats Centre

Tuesdays: 5.30 - 6.30pm
Ludlow Football Stadium
£2.50 per session
Contact: Ludlowgirls@gmail.com

Bitterley Primary School SSE Wildcats Centre
When:  Tuesdays (starting from 24th April)
Time 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Venue: Bitterley Primary School, Bitterley, Ludlow, SY8 3HF
£1 per session
Contact: steve.brotherwood@shrewsburytowninthecommunity.com

Lacon Wildcats- SSE Wildcats 
Lacon Childe School 
When: Every Tuesday (Starting from 17th April)
Time:  4.15 – 5.15pm. 
Cost: £2
Contact:  wood.k@lacon-childe.org.uk

Newport Girls FC Wildcats- SSE Wildcats 
Burton Borough School 
When: Every Friday (Starting from 20th April)
Time:  4.30 – 5.30pm. 
Cost: £1
Contact:  helenbourton53@gmail.com

TNS SSE Wildcats
The Venue, Park Hall 
When: Every Friday (Starting from 13th April)
Time:  4.30 – 5.30pm. 
Cost: £3
Contact:  Gill.Jones@tnsfc.co.uk

Up & Comers SSE Wildcats 
London Road Sports Centre 
When: Every Saturday (Starting from 21st April)
Time:  9.30 – 10.30am. 
Cost: £3
Contact:  upandcomersfc@gmail.com

Shrewsbury Up & Comers SSE Wildcats 

London Road Sports Centre 
When: Every Tuesday (Starting from 24th April)
Time:  5.30 – 6.30pm
Cost: £3
Contact:  upandcomersfc@gmail.com

Worthen Juniors SSE Wildcats 
Pontesbury Sports Ground 
When: Every Friday (Starting from 13th April)
Time:  6.00 – 7.00pm
Cost: £1
Contact:  davidandclaire4@icloud.com

AFC Telford United SSE Wildctas
Telford College 
When: Every Wednesday
Time:  5.00 – 6.00pm
Contact:  community@afctu.co.uk

Each SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre will be run in conjunction with local County FAs and utilise qualified coaches and local facilities. As well as activities for girls, there will also be opportunities for attending parents, carers and siblings to engage with the sport at the same time through ‘Family Sessions’ including Soccercise and Walking football.
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.
Kelly Simmons, FA Participation and Development Director, said: “Since the launch of SSE Wildcats we have seen great enthusiasm from the girls taking part to continue learning and playing football. The centres have proved a huge success and we are pleased to be able to considerably grow the size of the initiative in 2018, offering a much higher percentage of girls across the country the opportunity to enjoy football in a safe and inspiring environment.”

 For further information on SSE Wildcats in Shropshire contact Eve Bailey, Shropshire Football Development Officer - 01743-362769 or e-mail eve.bailey@shropshirefa.com