Girls across Manchester 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 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. 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 them directly on the information provided below, or get in touch with Katherine.Jones@manchesterfa.com
Kath had this to say about the announcement: "The sessions will provide a fantastic opportunity to engage girls in a fun environment, enabling them to try football for the first time with their friends.
"The programme is unique as all of the Clubs will be brand new and girls can play within the sessions without the pressure to move directly into a team, which can be daunting. We hope to engage up to 200 new participants across the six Clubs and will complete the programme with a series of festivals alongside the Women’s EURO Finals."
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Droylsden Juniors FC
Droylsden JFC, Lewis Road, M43 6NR
Sessions start on Sunday 16 April from 10-11.30am.
email@example.com or 0161 370 1502
Cost (if any) is specific to each session. Remember to take advantage and get involved!