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New SSE Wildcats Centres for South Yorkshire

Calum Oakenfold
SHCFA announce new SSE Wildcats Centres starting this Spring

Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA are delighted to announce that there are additional new SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres starting this Spring. 

The SSE Wildcats Centre concept was introduced in 2017 to provide a platform for new girls to get involved in a football in a fun and friendly environment.  This year sees over 30 Wildcats Centres across South Yorkshire for girls aged 5-11 years old.

“The aim is simple; Have fun, make friends, play football!”

A Wildcats Centre is an opportunity for young girls to have fun, develop fundamental skills, and try a variety of sessions.  Sessions are delivered on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends. 

Centres are being delivered through grassroots football clubs, schools, community trusts and local organisations with FA qualified coaches.  Each Wildcats Centre is linked to a local girls’ football club where pathways are in place for girls who want to progress into a club environment. 

Take a look at our SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres via our interactive map.  To register a child, please email the relevant organisation.  All sessions will commence March or April 2018.

Sarah Wood, Football Development Manager, said “It’s fantastic that we have so many opportunities across the county for girls to get involved in football.  It’s a pressure free environment where girls can learn and enjoy football with their friends.  The Wildcats Centres are a great place for young girls to start their football journey and who knows, one day they could become the next England Lioness!” 

For further information about the SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Programme please contact Sarah.Wood@SheffieldFA.com


Girls can get involved in Wildcats at any point during the year.  Just simply contact any Wildcats Centre and find out whether they have spaces available.  All girls will need to register – this might be done beforehand or when you arrive at the session.  For further information about any Wildcats Centre contact Sarah.Wood@SheffieldFA.com



Barnsley Football Club, S71 1ET

Friday (starting 27th April), 4:30-5:30 pm

Reds in the Community - lynn.goodman@barnsleyfc.co.uk


Hemsworth Community College, WF9 4AB

Saturday (starting 21st April), 11:00 am – midday

West End Terriers - wetfc.secretary@gmail.com





Doncaster Dome, DN4 7PD

Tuesday (starting 20th March), 5:00-6:00 pm

FC Mighty Kicks - ben.mawson@clubdoncaster.co.uk


Keepmoat Stadium (Inclusive, focusing on ability), DN4 5JW

Wednesday (starting 4th April), 5:00-6:00 pm

Club Doncaster Titans - darren@clubdoncastertitans.co.uk


Adwick Leisure Centre, DN6 7QF

Tuesday (starting 10th April), 4:00-5:00 pm

Club Doncaster Foundation - dean.sharp@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk


Balby Central Primary School, DN4 0LL

Wednesday (starting 25th April), 3:30-4:30 pm

Balby Central  Academy - ben.wilson@balbycentralprimary.co.uk


Moorends Welfare, DN8 4NH

Saturday (starting 28th April), 10:00-11:00 am

Thorne Colliery FC - djhancock85@googlemail.com


Armthorpe Southfield Primary School, DN3 3BN

Saturday (starting 28th April), 10:30-11:30 am

Armthorpe Wolves - tonywalton3@gmail.com


Keepmoat Stadium, DN4 5JW

Day and time TBC

Club Doncaster Academy - ben.mawson@clubdoncaster.co.uk





Wickersley School & Sports College, S66 1JL


Rotherham United Community Sports Trust - gwebb@rotherhamunited.net


Millmoor Juniors, S61 2RB

Wednesday (starting 11th April), 4:30-5:30 pm

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust - gwebb@rotherhamunited.net


Sports Park, Sheffield Hallam University, S9 1UA

Saturday (starting 28th April), 9:30-10:30 am

Sheffield Hallam University - tt1045@exchange.shu.ac.uk


Dinnington High School, S25 2NZ

Tuesdays (already started), 4:00-5:00 pm

Dinnington High School - l.kay@dcsch.co.uk





Barbers Field, S8 0PW

Tuesday (starting 3rd April), 6:30-7:30 pm

Sheffield Steelers FC - geoffrey.wainwright@hotmail.com


Springs Leisure Centre, S2 2AL

Monday (starting 16th April), 5:30-6:30 pm

Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme - isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk


SGP Thorncliffe, S35 3HY

Monday (starting 16th April), 5:00-6:00 pm

Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme - isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk


SGP Thorncliffe, S35 3HY

Friday (already started), 5:00-6:00 pm

SGP Thorncliffe - Info@SGPThorncliffe.com


Notre Dame School, S10 3BT

Wednesday (starting 18th April), 4:00-5:00 pm

Sheffield FC - helen@sheffieldfc.com


Sheffield Girls High, S10 2PE

Thursday (starting 19th April), 6:00-7:15 pm

Crosspool FC - neilspeedcjfc@gmail.com


English Institute of Sport, S9 5DA

Thursday (starting 19th April), 5:00-6:00 pm

Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme - isobel.dunn@swfc.co.uk 


Forge Valley School, S6 5HG

Friday (starting 20th April), 5:00-6:00 pm

Forge Valley School - afuller@forgevalley.sheffield.sch.uk


Hillsborough College, S6 2ET

Tuesday (starting 24th April), 4:30-5:30 pm

Sheffield College - James.Firth@sheffcol.ac.uk


Collegiate Crescent Campus, S10 2BP

Tuesday (starting 24th April), 5:00-6:00 pm

Sheffield Hallam University - tt1045@exchange.shu.ac.uk


Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, S13 9HJ

Wednesday (starting 25th April), 4:45-5:45 pm

Sheffield United Community Foundation - Katie.Glossop@sufc-community.co.uk


SGP Westfield, S20 8FA

Friday (starting 27th April), 4:00-5:00 pm

Sheffield United Community Foundation - Katie.Glossop@sufc-community.co.uk


SGP Graves, S8 8JR

Monday (already started), 5:30-6:30 pm

SGP Graves - Info@SGPGraves.com





Outwood Academy, S80 1AL

Wednesday (starting 18th April), 5:00-6:00 pm

Worksop Town FC - Iain.Newton@thefa.com

The Wildcats Centres are predominately aimed at girls who have never played football before and are complete beginners.  They offer fun football based games to help girls develop basic fundamental movement skills, social skills and confidence.  Girls who have played football before may attend sessions but club football may be more appropriate for them.

Wildcats Centres are encouraged to charge a maximum of £3, however each Centre will be different.  There is no annual membership, so generally it’s pay-as-you-play.

Yes!  All Wildcats Centres will help girls find a local girls-only football team, if they are interested in playing for a team. There is no pressure for girls to play for a team but the option is there if they are ready.  

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