Darlington Spraire Lads & Lasses have teamed up with The FA and SSE to create fun and friendly coaching sessions aimed at getting girls from the age of 5+ into football.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls aged 5+ with regular opportunities to play football. The initiative offers organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. 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. SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football 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. The initiative aims to inspire participants to engage with football, meet new friends, develop fundamental skills, learn new things and create the foundation for a lifelong love of football. Alongside the football for girls activities, there will also be opportunities for the attending parents, carers and siblings to engage with sport in ‘Family Sessions’, e.g. Soccercise/Walking football at the same time. Each SSE Wildcats club will be run in conjunction with local County FAs and utilising qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved. SSE Wildcats has been established in partnership with SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, with support from UEFA, FIFA and The Youth Sport Trust.
The wildcats sessions take place every Tuesday at the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College. We are the only club in the country to offer two wildcat sessions. The sessions run from 4:30 - 5:30 and 5:30 - 6:30. These sessions are run by Dave Scott and some volunteers from our ladies development team. If you would like to book your daughter a place in one of the sessions, please contact Dave on 07906071481.
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