A wildcats centre in action

Applications to become a Wildcats Centre have now opened

The centres are designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to get involved in football

The latest round of applications to become a Wildcats Centre has now opened, the Manchester FA has confirmed.

Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football in a safe, fun and engaging environment. In 2019, over 1250 centres took part across the country, getting over 20,000 girls’ playing football. We are now looking for even more organisations to get take part and support our mission to double girls’ participation by 2020.

38 Wildcats Centres have already opened across Manchester, with four new teams being formed as a consequence

The sessions take place on a weekly basis, either evenings or at weekends, subject to each local organiser. They provide a safe environment where girls who don’t currently play the game can have fun engaging with sport, make new friends, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.

If you’re interested in opening a Wildcats Centre, get in touch with Manchester FA’s Football Development Officer for Women and Girls, Olivia Laiker, at Olivia.Laiker@ManchesterFA.com.

Alternatively, visit the FA’s events platform to get your application going!