SSE Wildcats Girls Football Programme

Applications Open Now

Do you want to inspire the future generations of Lionesses? 

Passionate about developing the female pathway? 

If so, your grassroots club, organisation and/or community groups have the opportunity to apply to become an SSE Wildcats Centre

Last season saw 24 SSE Wildcats centres run throughout Sheffield & Hallamshire engaging 591 individual girls to develop their love for sport, physical activity and football, have fun and make new friends.

What is SSE Wildcats?
In Spring 2017, the Football Association and SSE teamed up to launch a new initiative, SSE Wildcats, designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to get involved in football and support the FA’s commitment to doubling Women’s and Girls’ participation by 2021.

SSE Wildcats provide regular opportunities for girls to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.

The centres are accessible for all, running on a weekly basis either after school or at weekends, utilising qualified coaches and local facilities. They provide a safe environment where girls with no football experience can have fun whilst engaging with the sport, developing fundamental skills and meeting new friends along the way.

Interested – What to do next…

- Carefully read through the Wildcats Guidance Document
- Contact Ben Hardaker on 0114 261 5519 to discuss your interest and plans for running a Wildcats Centre.
- Complete the following survey outlining your interest and book on a Webinar to learn more about the programme and becoming a centre
- Please see the below timeline to support your application process

Wildcats online application form



Wildcats Webinar 1 – 6:00-7:00 pm

Monday 5th November 2018

Wildcats Webinar 2 – 6:00-7:00 pm

Thursday 8th November 2018

Application Window Opens

1st November 2018

Application Window Closes

4th December 2018

Successful Organisations Notified

20th December 2018