AFC Tickton’s Jimmy Traynor says he is over the moon after the club was approved to take part in the FA’s Wildcats scheme.
Launched by the FA the Wildcats Scheme hopes to inspire and boost the number of girls who participate in organised football at a grassroots level.
The programme will see 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England. Each will be 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.
Speaking to Hu17.net Jimmy said;
“The club is always trying to improve our development of the provisions for Football availability for both sexes.”
“One of our mottoes’ aims is to provide football to all from cradle to the grave. With this in mind, we have recently split our development squad into two, males and females.”
“Along with this, the club has been in contact with the ERCFA with the express purpose of starting a Wildcats provision. For this, we needed the FA approval, along with the blessing of the ERCFA.”
“This I am over the moon to say that now the FA will support our efforts to lay down a pathway from starting learning to eventually joining the Lionesses.”
“We hope this move by the club and the fact the spotlight is firmly on Women’s Football with the Euros taking place more girls will want to play football.”
“In recent years we have seen a decline in the number of girls playing football and hope to address this locally through this scheme.”
“We do already run training for 5 to 11-old girls, but now the sky is the limit.”
Anyone who wants to get involved should get in touch with the club for more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org