Apply To Run An SSE Wildcats Centre

THE SSE Wildcats are on the rise in Suffolk!

There are currently four SSE Wildcats centres running in Suffolk. These centres are for girls only aged between 5-11 years. Wildcats centres offer girls a fantastic first experience of football in a fun, friendly and safe environment.

Nationally, the programme so far has engaged over 5,300 girls, within 199 centres.

Research has been conducted which shows 99 per cent of girls liked the programme. Sessions averaged 26 girls attending each centre each week.

The SSE Wildcat programme is also showing real success for growing the youth female game. Whilst the Wildcat centres are currently offering an option for girls who just want to play with their friends, so far an extra 205 girls’ only teams have affiliated to play mini soccer; now totalling a fantastic 1,052 teams across the country!

Suffolk FA Girls & Women’s Football Development Officer Becca Bolton said: “Suffolk have contributed to this with the four centres we are currently running, so imagine what girls’ football could look like in Suffolk with a total of 20 centres!

“As a county, we have now been given the opportunity to apply for 16 new centres. Each centre comes with £900 of funding and 30 Nike footballs to help launch and establish and will be sustainable through a small charge to the girls.

“It is fantastic to have so many new SSE Wildcats centres being allocated to Suffolk as this will really allow the youth female game to flourish.

“Wildcats centres create fun, friendly and social environments for girls to have fun with their friends. It is great that they also get the opportunity to develop their game if they wish through having FA qualified coaches running the sessions.”

If you would like to deliver one of the 16 new Wildcats centres, please contact Becca Bolton before Friday, January 5th 2018.

She can be contacted on 01449 776314 or 07432 735986 or email

More information about applying for a new centre can be found in the application guidance attached below.

To apply for a new centre, click here

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