This term has seen our SSE wildcat centres from the FA roar with success over Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley!
The centres have inspired over 150 girls to participate in the weekly sessions and discover the fun and passion that comes with the sport.
Some of the girls had never kicked a football before coming to a centre and have greatly improved and picked up the football fever! The sessions are kept fun and aim to give the girls the confidence to enjoy themselves while taking part.
Elle Kayley, Female Football Coordinator said, ‘its great being able to see the enthusiasm the girls have for the sport. Its great being able to encourage and change girls perception that football is a boys sport and show them that anyone can play and have fun’.
SSE and The FA hope the initiative will inspire participants to engage with football, meet new friends, develop fundamental skills and create the foundation for a lifelong love of football.
It is the FA’s aim to double the number of girls playing football in the next five years. The popularity of women and girls football is on the increase with more and more women’s matches being televised and the super league is now a winter league to co inside with the men’s league.
Alongside the SSE Wildcat sessions Accrington Stanley offer a girls development centre that runs on a Tuesday evening at Accrington Academy from 6pm to 7pm, which allows girls to participate in fun football sessions while feeling comfortable.
Keep your eyes out for a free taster voucher for the football development centre which will be coming to your wildcat centre very soon!