Female football opportunities in the AFA have increased, with 10 new SSE Wildcats’ Girls Football Centres to start in April 2018 across the AFA region, as well as a growing Women’s 5-a-Side League.
The SSE Wildcats Centre concept was introduced in 2017 to provide a platform for girls aged 5-11 to get involved in football in a fun and friendly environment.
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. The aim is simple:
“Have fun, make friends, play football!”
More than 200 clubs were piloted across England in 2017 and the scheme is now being extended to more than 900 centres, with 26,000 participants across the country.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, and provide a safe environment where girls can engage with football, meet new friends, develop fundamental skills, learn new things and create the foundation for a lifelong love of football.
Sessions in the AFA include:
Please CLICK HERE to view full details of all centres including session times and venue locations.
The Super 5 League is a women’s 5-a-side league which plays out of Mabley Green Pitches in Hackney.
Started in February 2017 with only a small group of players, the league now boosts 16 teams playing across two divisions on Mondays and Tuesdays.
The league has a diverse mixture of players from all backgrounds and caters for the more skilled player to the beginner, having recently started a beginner’s session on Thursdays.
There is competition between the teams but they also have a great respect for each other and this often extends beyond the pitch with league socials. This included their most recent league social, where they celebrated the end of the winter league with a cup finals evening and were lucky enough to be joined by England and Chelsea Ladies player, Anita Asante.
The league also caters for individuals looking to join teams.
For more information on the league, please contact the League Secretary, Shazza Malji on firstname.lastname@example.org