New girls football initiative launched by Community Foundation
Girls in Crawley will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.
The programme will see 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England this spring, each run in conjunction with the local County FA and their key partners.
The move will provide girls aged from 5 to 11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment over a minimum 16-week period.
The project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup
The new SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs in Crawley will be taking place at:
Checkatrade Stadium 3G Ball Court, in partnership with Crawley Town Community Foundation. Sessions will run on Fridays 5-6pm, starting 28th April (Please note, this date is subject to change, so please contact us for confirmation)
The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will run in the spring and through to the summer on a weekly basis. Parents and carers who attend with the girls will also have the optional opportunity to take part in football-related fitness sessions at the same time as the girls.
For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs please contact:
Crawley Town Community Foundation
T: 01293 410000
John Stewart, SSE’s Director of Human Resources, said: “We’re delighted to support The FA in setting up these centres, helping to deliver high quality coaching sessions across the country to the next generation of female footballers.
“At SSE we are extremely proud to be a fundamental part of supporting the grassroots game. This is a key reason for our sponsorship of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, not only are we focussed on achieving greater awareness of the sport at an elite level, equally as important we are creating more opportunities and relentlessly encouraging more girls to get involved in football.”
Amy Fazackerley, Crawley Town Foundation Community Development Manager added: “We are delighted to be selected as one of the venues for the SSE Wildcats programme. We are passionate about increasing the number of opportunities for women and girls to take part in football, and see this as an important step in our commitment to introduce more girls to the game. We are very excited to get up and running.”