Wildcats Launch Sister Club Initiative


Durham Women FC are delighted to announce they have been awarded an FA WSL Sister Club Programme.

The FA WSL Sister Club Programme is an FA-backed initiative which gives local grassroots clubs the opportunity to become affiliated with an FA WSL side.

Junior clubs are able to reap a number of benefits from this partnership, which gives them unique participation opportunities as well the opportunity to watch FA WSL games for free.

And now, after submitting a strong application, Durham Women FC have been awarded one of only 14 of these programmes meaning that we are now on the hunt for clubs to partner up with us ahead of the 2017/18 season!

There are a number of benefits available to our Sister Clubs, including:

  • Free Season Tickets for all players (players will be expected to use these at all home games, and attendance will be tracked)
  • Discounted Season Tickets for parents
  • Access to our Sister Club Development Fund to help improve your club by funding playing kit, training wear or equipment for your club
  • Access to exclusive Sister Club Tournaments
  • Access to pre-match Skills Sessions with Durham Women FC FA WSL players
  • Player visits to training sessions, recruitment sessions and presentation evenings
  • Invitations to open training sessions with Durham Women FC FA WSL side
  • A coaching masterclass from one of the clubs experienced and qualified coaches
  • Priority booking for the clubs Holiday Camps
  • Sister Club Days at games, where your club will be our guests of honour and play an active part in the match day experience
  • Priority access to any other mascot spaces which may become available
  • Plus many more!

In return, Sister Clubs are expected to utilise all their season tickets and ensure that their players, their parents and coaches attend the clubs FA WSL home games to meet pre-set attendance targets. The targets are very achievable, but if they are not met then benefits may be withdrawn.

You can find out more about the Durham Women FC Sister Club Programme by downloading our Information Booklet HERE.

Durham Women FC's programme will run differently to others in the league, as they will offer it to clubs FREE OF CHARGE. This represents a great deal for clubs as all you have to do is attend the clubs games to ensure you receive the benefits!

Any interested clubs are asked to email Durham Women FC Programme Officer, Mark Donnelly, on mark.donnelly@durhamwfc.co.uk to register an interest or to ask any further questions.

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