Have fun, make friends, play football
Getting more girls playing the game with SSE Wildcats Centres
There are 19 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres open across Hertfordshire in 2018, providing 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. SSE Wildcats 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.
We hope that this will inspire participants to engage with football, make new friends, develop fundamental skills, learn new things and create the foundation for a lifelong love of football.
You can find your nearest Wildcats Centre using the map at the bottom of the page.
This initiative is in line with the FAs Gameplan for Growth, with the target of doubling girls’ participation in the sport by 2020. 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.
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.”