Herefordshire Football Association can confirm ten FA Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres will be offering girls a unique, fun and enjoyable introduction to football in Herefordshire this year. The County FA will be supporting four new centres who will be joining the six existing centres from 2019.
The Wildcats programme is back for 2020 once again to inspire girls aged 5-11 to have fun, make friends and play football in a safe environment with sessions delivered by FA Qualified coaches. Each centre will run weekly for a minimum of 16 weeks providing girls with regular opportunities to play football and learn new skills.
I like the Wildcats sessions because I get to run around and play fun games
- Isla Butler, Bromyard FC Wildcats
The ten FA Wildcats Centres, which are running at locations across Herefordshire, will give girls of all abilities the chance to try football for the first time and create foundations for a lifelong love of the game. Over 400 girls have been introduced to football at Wildcats sessions in Herefordshire over the past 2 years and this season the County FA are looking to reach another 250 new players in 2020.
Herefordshire FA Football Development Officer, Joe Mathias commented:
“The FA Wildcats Centre provide an amazing opportunity for girls to try football in their local area. This is an exciting time for women’s and girls’ football and there has never been a better time to give it a go. If you or your someone you know is thinking about giving football a try, pay your local Wildcats Centre a visit – you won’t regret it!”
The ten centres, which will be opening through March and April will be based at the following locations:
- Bromyard (Bromyard FC)
- Fownhope (St Mary’s Primary School)
- Hereford (Futsal Futures)
- Hereford (Hereford Lads Club)
- Hereford (Tupsley Girls)
- Kington (Hereford FC)
- Ledbury (Ledbury Swifts)
- Leominster (Leominster Primary School)
- Orleton (Orleton Juniors)
- Ross on Wye (Ross Juniors)
The centres are located around the county to support the brilliant work being done by the existing girls’ football clubs whilst also bringing girls football to new parts of the county. Each session is open access for all girls aged between 5 and 11 and will take place on weekend’s or after school
To be put in touch with your nearest centre, or for more information please contact