STAFFORDSHIRE FA IS INVITING LOCAL CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS TO APPLY TO BECOME WILDCATS CENTREs
The application window for clubs and organisations to register as a Wildcats Girls’ Football Centre is now officially open.
The Wildcats Girls’ Football programme continues to be the best environment for girls aged 5-11 to give football a try.
Research has shown that girls aged 5-11 want to play in a fun, social, safe, girls-only environment where they can learn new skills, make friends and have fun.
This is exactly what the Wildcats Girls’ Football programme offers. Wildcats is aimed to support beginners, aged 5-11, into football by offering regular recreational opportunities to play and take part in fun, engaging activities created just for girls.
If you’ve thought about delivering football activity for girls aged 5-11 years, the Wildcats programme can provide you with full support, training, funding and opportunities to do this.
Wildcats provides organisations with the correct support to start girls’ football at a younger age group, providing specific training to centre staff, on-going mentor support, branded equipment and funding to get you started. What do you get?
• £900 (across two years)
• Centre training for staff
• Delivery support
• National promotion through Search Engine
• Access to HIVE Learning
• Nike footballs
• Wildcats bibs
• Wildcats banners
• Marketing and promotional material
• Activity pack
• Session resources
• AND MORE
Following expert training, all centres approved for 2020 will start in April. Sessions should take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, subject to the local organiser. They should provide a safe environment where girls with no football experience can; have fun engaging with sport, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions, learn new things and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.
You must be able to deliver the programme for a minimum of two seasons, and have a fully FA qualified coach to lead the sessions.
Please CLICK HERE to download a guidance document which outlines the full criteria to become a centre.
It is encouraged that all interested applicants contact the Staffordshire FA prior to applying on Support@StaffordshireFA.com
To submit an application, please visit https://faevents.thefa.com/
To see all current Wildcats centres in Staffordshire, please visit: www.thefa.com/ssewildcats
The application window is open until 31 January 2020.