Programme Spotlight: Wildcats

Programme Spotlight: Wildcats

In the first of our monthly programme spotlights we are taking a closer look at Wildcats, the FA-funded programme aimed at engaging girls aged five to 11 in football.

Watch the video to find out more about the programme from coaches and participants:


Who it’s for: Girls aged 5-11

Where: Beacon of Light

When: Tuesdays and Fridays, 5-6pm

Price: £3 per session

Register: Online Booking

Foundation of Light Sports Development Officer, Katie Gibson, who leads on the delivery of Wildcats sessions, said: “It’s for girls that are just starting out in football, ages 5 to 11.

“It’s trying to hit them really early and develop them into loving the game of football.

“It’s really important to get them engaged and starting to play at the starting level of football and then we hope to push them on to other things.”

Wildcats can be a pathway to further Foundation of Light football programmes, with some previous participants progressing to our female player pathway and even the Emerging Talent Centre.

Paige, a seven-year-old participant of Wildcats, said: “At home I play some sessions with my brother and dad and I thought football is really cool, so I wanted to join.”

You can book to take part in Wildcats session through our online booking system: Click Here