Funding and equipment available to build on the legacy of the Lionesses

Apply now to become a provider of Weetabix Wildcats, Squad Girls' Football or Just Play

Want to continue the Lionesses legacy by bringing women & girls' football to your community? Your club or organisation could get funding and equipment to become a provider of Weetabix Wildcats, Squad Girls' Football or Just Play.

Weetabix Wildcats

Weetabix Wildcats is an offer for every girl aged 5-11, regardless of ability, disability, impairment or health condition, to try football for the first time in a fun, safe environment. Sessions take place on a weekly basis, either evenings or at weekends, and are focused on helping girls make friends, have fun and be active through football. 

Squad Girls' Football

Squad Girls' Football is for girls aged 12-14 and  is designed to help develop skills and build confidence, whilst encouraging girls to play their way. The programme has been specifically designed to give autonomy, choice and voice to the girls who are involved in the sessions. By adopting this approach, young people will have the freedom to develop their social identity, become a valued member of a team and build their self-confidence through engaging in fun and flexible football activity.

Just Play

Just Play is for men and women aged 16+ of all abilities. This is recreational football at its best – it's about turning up for an hour of exercise and a bit of fun. It's football for those who can't or don't want to commit to an eight-month long season of matches and training. Grants of up to £250 are available which can used to purchase kit, equipment and cover pitch fees.

Why Should I get involved?

By becoming a Wildcats, Squad Girls or Just Play provider, you can use your passion to encourage women and girls in your local community to get involved in football. Whether they’re kicking a ball for the very first time or are keen to reignite their love for the game. 

These programmes provide clubs, schools, and organisations with the right support to start girls’ football, providing specific training to staff, on-going support throughout the delivery and branded equipment and funding to help get you started.

Wildcats & Squad Girls' Football providers will receive: 

  • £600 of funding up front 
  • Kit and equipment - Nike footballs, branded bibs, a banner, etc.
  • Bespoke training to help you set up your sessions.
  • Promotional assets
  • National promotion through the Find Football Search Engine 
  • Access to the online FA store
  • Support from Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA staff  

Who is Eligible?


To find out if you're eligible to become a FA Provider, please download the guidance document below. Click here to find out more.

How Can I Apply?

Click on the link below to apply for Weetabix Wildcats or Squad Girls Football.  For more information on Just Play funding CLICK HERE.

 Apply Now


If you require any more information, please contact Molly Wilson at   

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