THIS is your chance to become a part of the SSE Wildcats programme in Suffolk for the 2018-19 season.
From Thursday, November 1st 2018, grassroots clubs, organisations and community groups will have the opportunity to apply to become an SSE Wildcats Centre, delivering football for 5-11 year old girls in Suffolk.
An SSE Wildcats Centre offers exciting opportunities for girls aged 5-11 to have fun, develop their fundamental skills and enjoy the game of football in a safe and friendly environment.
Sessions are delivered by qualified coaches on a weekly basis, either after school, evenings or at weekends.
There are currently 22 SSE Wildcats centres spread across Suffolk, one of which is an inclusive centre for children with SEN needs.
Suffolk FA Girls’ & Women’s Football Development Officer Rebecca Bolton said: “The SSE Wildcat centres have been really successful so far.
“I have seen girls playing football who have never tried it before, girls joining football teams and even clubs creating football teams from the SSE Wildcat programme whilst having enough girls to keep the centre running as well.
“This is excellent to see and I look forward to it continuing to grow the girls’ game in the county.”
To apply for an SSE Wildcat centre please contact Rebecca Bolton via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01449 616606 or 07432 735986.
Successful applicants will be granted £900 of funding, along with some kit and equipment and must commit to a minimum of two years delivery. Any organisation that meets the SSE Wildcats Centre criteria can apply.
Girls from the SSE Wildcats programme in Suffolk are pictured above at Portman Road last Saturday during Love Football, Live Football Week.
Application window opens - November 1st 2018
Application window closes - December 4th 2018
Successful Organisations notified - December 20th 2018
SSE Wildcats Induction Training - March 2019
SSE Wildcats Centre start date - April 2019
Please note this is not the application, just an Expression of Interest.
For further information, including the criteria, funding, training and support provided, please view the SSE Guidance for Applicants 2018-2019 document.
To complete a Wildcats expression of interest form, please click here