Action shot of the SSE Wildcats Manchester Respect League club.

SSE Wildcats

Get involved with SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs.

Have fun, make friends, play football.

The Football Association and SSE have teamed up to launch a new initiative in 2017, SSE Wildcats, designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in the sport.

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls. 200 clubs have been established across England throughout the spring and summer.

The sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, subject to the local organiser. They will provide a safe environment where girls with no football experience can; have fun engaging with sport, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions, learn new things and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.

Alongside the football for girls activities, there will also be opportunities for the attending parents, carers and siblings to engage with sport in ‘Family Sessions’, e.g. Soccercise/Walking football at the same time.

Each SSE Wildcats club will be run in conjunction with local County FAs and utilising qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved.

SSE Wildcats has been established in partnership with SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, with support from UEFA, FIFA and The Youth Sport Trust.

2018 Wildcats Clubs in Greater Manchester Venue  Venue Surface Session Day Session Time
Elite FC  St. Paul's RC High School, M23 2YS Astro Turf/3G Sunday 10am-12pm
Longford Park Longford Park School, M32 8QJ Grass Sunday 9:30-11am
Milnrow Juniors  Kingsway Sports Centre, OL16 4XA Astro Turf/3G/Grass/Indoor Saturday 11am-12:15pm
Reddish North End The Mike Doyle Centre, SK5 6JT Astro Turf/3G Saturday 10am-12pm
Manchester Lions Oldham Futsal Arena, Oldham College, OL9 6AA Indoor Sunday 10-11am
FC Bluestar Parrs Wood High School, M20 5PG Astro Turf/3G/Grass/Indoor Wednesday 6-7pm
Tiki Taka Football Academy  Essa Academy, BL3 3HH Astro Turf/3G Monday 5-6pm
De La Salle De La Salle Social Club, M6 8AQ Grass Saturday 1-2pm
Heyside Crompton House C of E High School, OL2 7HS Astro Turf/3G Wednesday 6-7pm
Oldham Athletic Community Trust  The Oldham Academy North, OL2 5BF Indoor Monday 6-7pm
Wellfield Junior Wellfield Junior School, M33 5QX Grass Friday 7-8pm
She Can Play (Bury) Bury College, BL9 0DB Astro Turf/3G Monday 5-6pm
Salford United Juniors Powerleague Soccer Dome, M17 8DD Astro Turf/3G/Indoor Sunday 10-11am
FC United of Manchester FCUM, Broadhurst Park, M40 0FJ Astro Turf/3G Thursday 5-6pm
Failsworth Villa Failsworth School, M35 9HA Astro Turf/3G Tuesday 6-7pm
Vipers FC in partnership with University of Manchester Armitage Centre, M14 6HE Astro Turf/3G Saturday 9:15-10:15am
Kingsway Athletic The Energy Box, Levenshulme High School, M19 1FS Astro Turf/3G/Grass/Indoor Saturday 9-10am
Dean Trust Dean Trust Ardwick, M13 0LF Astro Turf/3G Friday 6-7pm
St. Thomas More RC High  St. Thomas More RC High School, M34 6AF Indoor Monday 6-7pm
Droylsden Juniors  Droylsden Community & Sports Centre, M43 6NR Astro Turf/3G Sunday 10-11:30am

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Action shot of the SSE Wildcats Manchester Respect League club players with their coach.
SSE Wildcats Manchester - join the Revolution!
One of the 200 clubs is Manchester Respect League SSE Wildcats Girls' FC who are encouraging and inspiring local girls to take part in football and fitness sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls.


To speak to somebody at Manchester FA, contact:

Olivia Laiker
Football Development Officer
(Women's & Girls')
0161 225 1966

The offices at the Manchester Tennis & Football Centre are open Monday-Friday (8am-8pm) and Saturday (9am-2pm).