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What is Wildcats?

A parents' guide to SSE Wildcats training sessions

Everything parents and guardians need to know about SSE Wildcats:

What is SSE Wildcats?

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

The sessions which take place every week at over 880 SSE Wildcats centres across the country, are focused on helping girls to be 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 football skills.

How long does each session last?

Sessions usually lasts one hour however this may vary so check with your local centre before attending.

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How many girls will be taking part in the session?

It varies by centre 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.

Where do I find my nearest session?

Finding your nearest session couldn’t be easier. Head to Play Football, search ‘SSE Wildcats’ and enter your postcode to find your nearest session.

Do I have to pay for SSE Wildcats training sessions?

Many of the 880 SSE Wildcats centres provide free taster sessions however this is at the discretion of each centre so check before attending. Most SSE Wildcats sessions charge a small cost to enable them to cover the costs of the venue.

How do I book my daughter in to a session?

Visit Play Football, search for ‘SSE Wildcats’ and enter your postcode to find your nearest session. Once you select you nearest session you can book on by submit a booking form and someone from the centre will get in touch with you directly.

What should my daughter wear?

We recommend that girls wear comfortable sportswear and closed-toe shoes but most centres will let you wear anything you want. If she's a budding goalkeeper, we recommend packing her a pair of gloves. Many of the SSE Wildcats centres host fancy dress days where, if your daughter wants to, she can dress up for the session.

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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.

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