SSE Wildcats grows Girls' Game

GIRLS across North Riding CFA will be provided with increased opportunities to play football following the announcement of a new nationwide participation programme.

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 North Riding will be taking place in York and Middlesbrough.

The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will run in the spring and through to the summer on a weekly basis, either at weekends, after school or during the evening.  For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs please email


North Riding FA Girls’ and Women’s Football Development Officer Donna Crowthers stated:

‘’The SSE Wildcats Club is an exciting new project for the North Riding CFA and we are delighted to be working with key partners TS1 Tees Valley Sport, Middlesbrough Sport Village and York City Foundation. The ethos behind the SSE Wildcats Club is to embracing ‘playing like a girl’ by creating environments where girls feel comfortable playing football, potentially for the first time. The hope is that the SSE Wildcats Clubs will attract new girls to the game and engage them for many years to come’’

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