Wildcats

What is Wildcats?

The FA’s SSE Wildcats scheme offers girls aged 5-11 a chance to try football for the first time and provide regular opportunities to play at local centres across the country.

Guisborough Ladies & Girls FC hold sessions every week at the Laurence Jackson Sports Village which are focused on helping girls make friends, have fun and be active through football.

Our Wildcats Sessions

Sessions are delivered by our FA qualified coaches, Jess Simon and Becky Thomas, providing a safe place for girls to try football for the first time and develop key football skills.

  • Age: 5-11
  • Spaces Available: 30
  • Surface: 3G
  • Cost: £3 per session

How long does each session last?

Sessions usually run from 17:00 to 18:00, although this may sometimes vary.

What to wear for Wildcats

Parents, please do not worry about having the latest and expensive football kits. Girls can wear almost anything as long as they feel comfortable and confident so they can get the most out of the session.

The best clothing to wear to Wildcats:

Your child will be on the move during sessions so we recommend loose and non-restrictive clothing, ideally made of breathable and comfortable fabrics. A t-shirt, leggings or shorts and maybe a jumper to wear for the warm-up and cool-down would be perfect.

If it’s cold, we recommend wearing layers so they can be removed as your child warms up when running around. If it’s hot, lightweight and breathable clothing is perfect and, if the session is taking place outside, a cap for added protection from the sun is a good idea.

The best footwear to wear to Wildcats:

Your child will be taking part in activities that involve running around a pitch or sports hall as well as kicking a football, so we recommend footwear which is comfortable and protects your daughter’s feet. Sports trainers or the shoes your daughter wears for school sport are ideal. We will advise if football boots are required.

Does my daughter need to bring anything?

We provide all the equipment for the activities, so no need to send your daughter with anything other than a drink, lots of energy and a smile!

My daughter needs some extra help. Can she still come to SSE Wildcats?

Yes. We believe that football is for everyone. We want to ensure that every girl has an opportunity to take part and has a great experience. Your local centre can adapt what they do to suit your child. If they need a bit of extra help, a parent, carer or siblings can join them.

Can I come along to watch during the session?

Yes. We encourage parents and carers to stay and watch.