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Weetabix Wildcats

 

Are you looking for a fun way for girls 5-11 to get involved with football? Then look no further! Weetabix Wildcats is the place to be, everyone is super awesome; from the friends you’ll meet to The FA qualified coaches and volunteers who deliver the sessions.

So, what is Weetabix Wildcats? Weetabix Wildcats is an offer for every girl aged 5-11, regardless of ability, disability, impairment or health condition, to try football for the first time in a fun, safe environment.  Sessions take place on a weekly basis, either evenings or at weekends, and are focused on helping girls make friends, have fun and be active through football.  All sessions are delivered by FA qualified coaches, providing a safe place for girls to try football for the first time and develop key skills.

Why have we created Weetabix Wildcats? 

The Weetabix Wildcats Programme was introduced to address the findings that only 3% of all mini soccer teams cater exclusively for girls and as such only 41% of girls (compared to 95% of boys) under the age of 10 regularly play football. 
‘Therefore we wanted to create a sustainable Weetabix Wildcats network where girls can regularly attend fun and engaging sessions.’

Love the sound of Weetabix Wildcats? Simply follow these next steps:

 

  • Find your nearest session using the tool below OR get in touch with us
  • Book your place
  • Let the fun begin!
There are so many amazing things that make Weetabix Wildcats awesome! If we had to choose our top five favourite things, these would be them:
  • It boosts confidence
  • Gets girls active
  • We include everyone
  • Meet new friends
  • It’s super fun!

Applications for new centres are now OPEN!

Who Can Apply? 

Applications are welcomed from any organisation that meets the Weetabix Wildcats criteria. Organisations that have previously delivered Weetabix Wildcats can apply to run additional programmes. In doing so they must continue running the original sessions they have set up. 

What are Weetabix Wildcats sessions? 

A unique offer of Weetabix Wildcats sessions at a particular location and time, attracting a particular cohort/group of young girls. 

-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) 
-Have capacity to deliver for a minimum of 30 girls/participants per session 
-Each session must be a minimum of one hour duration 
-Staffing ratios appropriate to the group must be maintained 
-Each provider must use the England Football Events Platform to create sessions and take attendance weekly 

If you are interested in finding out more, please take a look at the Weetabix Wildcats Guide which explains all the criteria for running the programme, together with useful information about how to do this.  

If you are ready to apply, please visit: https://faevents.thefa.com/ to start / complete your application! Once your application is complete we can view your submitted application for approval.
 

 

Get In Touch

Rachael Lawler-Edwards

Football Development Officer - Female Participation and Inclusion

Rachael.Lawler-Edwards@somersetfa.com

01458 832 359 Option 3

07951 360 626

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