Girls across the East Riding will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.
The programme will see 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.
Sessions details are as follows:
Bridlington CYP Wildcat Girls’ Football Club
Venue: Bridlington Sports Centre, Gypsey Road, Bridlington, YO16 4AY
Day/Time: Every Wednesday 6pm-7pm (starting Wednesday 12th April)
Cost: £ 1 per session
Contact: Jared Jones on 07720822674 or Jared@bridlingtoncyp.org for more information or to book a place
Friends of Pelican Park Wildcats Girls’ Football Club
Venue: Pelican Park Recreation Ground, Lambwath Road, Hull, HU8 0EE
Day/Time: Every Saturday 9:30am -10:30am (starting Saturday 22nd April)
Cost: £2 per session
Contact: Richard Carmichael on 01482 703114 or email@example.com for more information or to book a place
University of Hull Wildcats Girls’ Football Club
Venue: The University of Hull, 3G Pitch, Opposite the Sports & Fitness Centre, Inglemire Lane, Hull
Day/Time: Every Saturday 10am-11am (starting Saturday 29th April)
Cost: £2 per session
Contact: Lewis Wombwell on 01482 466491 or Football@hull.ac.uk for more information or to book a place
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 see the information on the individual sessions above.
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.”
“This exciting opportunity is a key part of our strategy to increase the number of girls playing football. With the Lionesses enjoying a huge amount of success and local clubs working hard to develop teams for the East Riding Girls League, the introduction of SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs means it’s never been a better time for girls to start playing football.”
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