Could You Run a Wildcats Session?

The FA and Surrey FA are looking for new hosts for the massively successful SSE Wildcats sessions, and help to drive female participation within the country.

The new Wildcats Centre will become hubs for girls’ football in the local area, and provide weekly training sessions for girls to who haven’t played football before. 

To run a Wildcats Centres, there are certain criteria. This includes:

Staff

  • 1x Administrator
  • 2x FA licensed Coach (minimum Level 1)

  • 2x Volunteers (minimum age 14)

  • 1x Designated safeguarding officer)

    *Please note that at least one coach/volunteer must be female in a bid to increase the number of role models for the participants

  • Each centre must have a Safeguarding Children Policy

  • Have proof that your venue complies with Health and Safety regulations

  • An Accident Reporting process

Sara’s Story

Watch Sara’s Story, below, for an idea on what a wildcats centre can do for girls confidence, and how a positive and encouraging environment is crucial to its success.

 

 

Funding

Wildcats Centres must be delivered a minimum of 1 hour a week for 16 weeks from the week commencing April 9th 2018. Successful organisations will be able to access £900 of funding to set up and deliver the project. The funding will be granted with 50% at the start of the programme and 50% half way through providing registers have been completed. 

Thinking Of Applying?

To apply, please head to http://www.fa-sse-fund.com/ and select 'I Am New To SSE Wildcats'.

If you have any more questions, please get in contact with Jon Burr (01372 384742 |  Jon.Burr@Surreyfa.com), who can help you with the application process.

More Information

For more, please download the two documents below, which outline the scheme in more detail, and your first steps.

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