Females playing football in bibs

New England Football Providers in the County

We have had another four clubs onboard onto the FA's England Football Programmes.

We’re delighted to share that we now how have another four clubs offering a range of England Football programmes. 

Wideopen Juniors FC will now offer Snickers Just Play sessions! Wideopen have grown their female participation week after week whilst also offering Weetabix Wildcats and Squad Girls sessions. Their Just Play sessions currently take place on a Sunday evening, 6pm-7pm at Lockey Park. 

Bedlington Terries JFC also joins Wideopen in offering Snickers Just Play sessions currently providing sessions, currently providing sessions on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm at Hirst Park. Just Play is for anyone who wants a game of football without any fuss. Casual, inclusive, informal fun with no commitment needed.  

Rowan Edwards from Bedlington Terriers JFC said, Womens football is undeniably on the rise in this country and I feel it is important to make sure there are options for women of all levels of ability and experience. Three years ago, the club ran small recreational sessions alongside our Bedlington Belles training, but now with the added support of the Snickers Just Play programme we are looking forward to not only bringing recreational womens football back to Bedlington, but having larger, more structured sessions to make sure as many people as possible have fun playing football without the pressure of participating in competitive football. 

We are also pleased to announce that we have two new Weetabix Wildcats providers. Heaton Stannington Juniors sessions will take place every Thursday at 6pm. Weetabix Wildcats is a fun and friendly way for girls 5-11 to get involved with football, with FA qualified coaches and volunteers. 

Allendale FC are also starting Weetabix Wildcats sessions. Rachel from Allendale said, “We are delighted to be part of the Weetabix Wildcats Programme, for the first time Allendale FC are now able to offer girls only fun football sessions.” 

If any clubs are interested in providing any of these offerings or expanding your pathway, The FA now welcome applications all year round and there is no longer an ‘application window.’ Applications should be made via the FA Events platform through to become a provider for one of the three England Football Programmes. Weetabix Wildcats, Squad Girls and Just Play all play an integral part to offering recreational football opportunities in our county. Clubs on boarding as providers will subsequently receive; funding, equipment, local CPD, marketing assets and much more. 

If your club or organisation is interested in becoming a provider of Weetabix Wildcats, Squad Girls or Just Play – contact Lloyd Miller directly at lloyd.miller@northumberlandfa.com