Wildcats is back at Kewford Eagles for 2021!
The Football Association have launched a recent initiative called Wildcats, designed to inspire girls aged between 6-11 to be involved in the sport.
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.
The clubs will run from May through to the end of Summer on a weekly basis with activities such as football-fitness sessions on offer for those bringing children too.
Five reasons it's great to be a Wildcat
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
With over 1,250 Wildcats centres, they 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!