SSE Wildcats - Girls

SSE Wildcats designed to get more 5-11-year-old girls into football

The Football Association and SSE have teamed up to launch a new initiative, SSE Wildcats, designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in the sport.

SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls.

Bedfordshire SSE Wildcats Centres

Flitwick Eagles (5-11 years)
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Redborne Upper School (3G), Ampthill, MK45 2NU
Contact: Kevin Farr (07954 672248 /

Stotfold Juniors DC (7-11 years)
Day: Saturdays
Time: 10-11am
Venue: Etonbury Academy, Arlesey, SG15 6XS
Contact: Matt Bennett (07969 924039 /

Leighton United (7-12 years)
Day: Saturdays
Time: 9:30-11am
Venue: Leighton United Football Club, Stanbridge Road, Tilsworth, LU7 9PL
Contact: Matt Collins (07540 739733 /

The clubs will run from spring through to summer on a weekly basis with activities such as football-fitness sessions on offer for those bringing children too.


The initiative follows the launch The FA’s Gameplan for Growth, which outlined the target of doubling girls’ participation in the sport by 2020.

Each SSE Wildcats club will be run in conjunction with local County FAs and utilise qualified coaches and local facilities to offer girls a location nearby where they can get involved.


England star Karen Carney has backed the SSE Wildcats to engage future Lionesses and get more girls active.

She said: “I attended a similar FA initiative as a child and that was when I first fell in love with football.

“Hopefully the girls attending the SSE Wildcats clubs will get the same enjoyment I did and stay involved in the game for years to come.”


Kelly Simmons, FA participation and development director, added: “SSE Wildcats is a great way for young girls around the country to get involved with the game at a crucial age.

“We know the sooner girls start to play and enjoy football, the more likely they are to stay involved as they grow up. These clubs provide a great resource across England’s County FAs so there’s an opportunity to play the game wherever you are.”

For any general enquiries in regards to SSE Wildcats centres/sessions in Bedfordshire please feel free to contact


The FA have recently launched a new section to which specifically details opportunities for females in all areas of football. To find opportunities FOR GIRLS CLICK HERE