SSE Wildcats Girls’ Centre announcement

We are delighted to announce that we at Sporting Khalsa FC have been successful with our application to become an SSE Wildcats Girls’ Centre.

SSE Wildcats football centres offer girls aged 5-11 a chance to try football for the first time and provide regular opportunities to play.

Our sessions are delivered by FA qualified coaches who are passionate about development and keeping our children active.

Our programme is based around fun and developing key skills. Each week Wildcats teaches you more about playing football, provides the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and help you stay fit and healthy.

Our sessions are weekly and start on Monday 13th May 2019 from 6pm-7pm at The Aspray Arena.

Everything parents and guardians need to know about SSE Wildcats:

How long does each session last?

Sessions last for one hour from 6pm-7pm every Monday evening.

How many girls will be taking part in the session?

It varies by centre and as this is a new centre we are unsure but most SSE Wildcats sessions will have around 25 girls taking part.

How will my daughter be looked after during the session?

All sessions are delivered by FA qualified coaches providing a safe place for girls to try football for the first time and develop key football skills. 

The welfare of your daughter is key so we ensure that all SSE Wildcats coaches are fully trained including health and safety, safeguarding and more.

We also train staff to deliver a range of different activities to ensure that the sessions are varied and fun.

Do I have to pay for SSE Wildcats training sessions?

Yes, the first session is £1 and £3 thereafter.

How do I book my daughter on to a session?

Email us at khalsawomen@sportingkhalsa.com

What should my daughter wear?

We recommend that girls wear comfortable sportswear, football boots or closed-toe shoes. 

If she’s a budding goalkeeper, we recommend packing her a pair of gloves. 

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.

Is there an opportunity for me to help out with the sessions?

Yes. If you want to help out speak to your local SSE Wildcats centre lead to find out how you can get involved.

It’s great being a Wildcat.

You’re part of an all-girls’ team, you learn how to play football, and you having lots of fun doing it.

Here are five reasons why we love Wildcats:

1. You make lots of new friends 

Wildcats centres are a great place to meet new people. Some of them might go to different schools or live in different areas, but you have so much fun together that you soon become best friends.

2. It’s brilliant fun

You don’t need to worry about not being able to score goals or how fast you can run. Wildcats isn’t about competition, it’s about having a good time. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never kicked a ball before or you’ve been playing for a while, everyone’s welcome.

There are different games and drills to try with balls, hoops, cones and sometimes music. Every session is different but they all have one thing in common – fun!

3. You learn new football skills

Every week Wildcats teaches you more about playing football. You practise skills like dribbling a ball, get to try out being goalkeeper and learn about scoring goals.

If you want to get even better at football, you can practise your new skills at home or school by playing with your friends and family. You might be able to teach them a few new tricks!

4. You get fitter and stronger

Playing football helps you stay fit and healthy. Exercising gives you stronger bones, stronger muscles, a stronger heart and lots of energy! This means you can run around on the pitch for even longer without getting tired and because you’re fit, you’re less likely to get ill too.

5. You even do better at school

As well as being good for your muscles, exercise is really good for your brain. If you’re fit and healthy you can concentrate for longer, so you’ll be able to listen and learn more in your classes at school. 

Exercise can improve your memory too so if you’re trying to remember your times tables or the date of your friend’s birthday, playing football might help.