Get involved with Weetabix Girls' Football Clubs
Become a Weetabix Wildcats or squad girls Centre!
Have Fun, Make Friends, Play Football.
The FA have developed an initiative designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in football.
Weetabix Wildcats Girls’ Football Providers provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.
In 2019, over 1250 providers took part, 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.
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.
Each Weetabix Wildcats Girls’ Football Provider is run in conjunction with local County FAs utilising qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved.
For more information please contact Lloyd Miller at email@example.com or phone 0191 2700 700.
Do you want to become a new Weetabix Wildcats Provider? If the answer is yes, read the guidance and apply by clicking the links below. New providers benefit from funding, kit and training.
To apply click here.
Guidance and information is available here.
If you need any help to extend your session dates, or for guidance on using the Wildcats portal, please use the resources here:
SQUAD GIRLS – 12-14 YEAR GIRLS PROGRAMME
With the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 tournament on the horizon we hope the journey of the England Lionesses will inspire the next generation of girls to get involved within the game regardless of what their motivations are to play. With this in mind, the FA & Sport England have teamed up to create a new and exciting participation programme offering girls aged 12-14 years further recreational football opportunities. Squad Girls aims to provide girls between the ages of 12-14 a fun, relevant and engaging experience that allows them to develop themselves as much as their football skills in a safe, inclusive environment. The programme has been specifically designed to give autonomy, choice and voice to the girls who are involved in the sessions.
This programme offers you as a provider with the unique opportunity to collaborate with The FA to ensure this new offer meets the needs of girls and provides them with the best possible recreational football experience.
Northumberland FA will be opening applications in November 2022 for the 2022/23 season and welcome interest from clubs and organisations that meet our Squad Girls programme criteria (see application guidance below). We want to ensure there is access and opportunity for every girl and woman to be involved in our sport, and for the game to be truly representative of our society across all protected characteristics and social backgrounds. We therefore welcome and actively encourage applications from all communities and organisations that meet the programme criteria.
The delivery of Squad Girls’ Football involves the organisation of a unique offer of Squad sessions at a particular location and time aimed at attracting a particular cohort/group of girls aged between 12-14.
- The programme must be delivered for a minimum of 16 weeks per year
- It must operate for at least two years (i.e. a minimum of 16 weeks in EACH year)
- It must have capacity to deliver for a minimum of 20 girls/participants per session
- It must have staffing ratios appropriate to the group must be maintained (see Page 18)
- Each provider must use the England Football Events Platform to create sessions and take attendance weekly
- As a deliverer of the Squad programme, providers must adhere to the criteria set out in the document attached below
SQUAD PROVIDERS WILL RECEIVE:
- £900 of funding distributed across two years
- Full training
- Kit and Equipment including Nike balls, bibs, cones and marketing pack
- Marketing assets and session resources
- FA and County FA support
If clubs are interested and want to find out further information regarding the programme, please contact Lloyd Miller directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the map below to find your nearest Weetabix Wildcat provider: