Wildcats & Womens Football Starts Sat 4th May

Dover Athletic Community Trust have been successful in securing funding from the National League Trust and the FA to offer football activities for women and girls aged from 5 upwards.

The National League Trust have offered funding to subsidise a programme for girls aged 12-16 as well as women's walking football. The FA have granted permission for the Trust to run an SSE Wildcats Centre for girls aged 5-11 as part of a National initiative to get more girls playing the game.

The session for 12-16 year olds will run on Saturdays from 10-11am, whilst the women's walking football will run at the same time as the SSE Wildcats sessions (from 11am-12pm) to encourage mums to develop their skills alongside daughters.

The current Happy Feet Saturday morning football sessions for all young players aged 5-16 will continue to run with slightly different times. These fun based sessions run from 9-11 am and are open to players of any ability.

Pat Sutcliffe, Community Development Officer for the Trust said, "This is a great opportunity for girls and women to join in and play football in Dover. We are talking to local clubs and also the East Kent Youth League to try to offer pathways into the game in the form of a local girls' league. The funding from the National League Trust and the FA will enable us to offer football across the full age range, as well as training some female coaches to sustain female football in the Dover area."

For further information please visit www.doverathleticcommunitytrust.org.

(SSE Wildcats registration is done via the thefa.com website).