Women and Girls Football


Girls across Durham will be provided with increased opportunities to play football after a new nationwide participation programme was announced.

The programme will see 200 SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs opening throughout England this spring, each run in conjunction with the local County FA and their key partners.   The move will provide girls aged from 5 to 11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun, engaging and safe environment over a minimum 16 week period.

The project is an integral part of The FA’s objective to double girls’ football participation by 2020 and has been established in a joint partnership between The FA and SSE, supporters of girls’ football participation and sponsor of the SSE Women’s FA Cup
The new SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs in Durham County FA will be taking place at:
1. Durham United FC
2. Newton Aycliffe Youth FC
3. Chester le Street  St Cuthberts Amazons
4. Washington Athletic
5. Washington AFC
6. Jarrow Youth FC
7. Darlington Spraire Lads and Lasses
8. Hartlepool 6th Form College

The SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Clubs will run in the spring and through to the summer on a weekly basis, either at weekends, after school or during the evening.  Parents and carers who attend with the girls will also have the optional opportunity to take part in football-related fitness sessions at the same time as the girls.

For details of how girls can sign-up to join the clubs please contact Alysha Cook on 0191 3872929 / Alysha.Cook@DurhamFA.com

John Stewart, SSE’s Director of Human Resources, said: “We’re delighted to support The FA in setting up these centres, helping to deliver high quality coaching sessions across the country to the next generation of female footballers.”
“At SSE we are extremely proud to be a fundamental part of supporting the grassroots game. This is a key reason for our sponsorship of the SSE Women’s FA Cup, not only are we focussed on achieving greater awareness of the sport at an elite level, equally as important we are creating more opportunities and relentlessly encouraging more girls to get involved in football.”

Company Secretary John Topping says: “This is a tremendous initiative from the Football Association ad an ideal opportunity to promote and grow girl’s football within the County. The Durham County FA are fully supportive of this venture.”

SSE Wildcats Girls' Football Clubs Details

Durham United F.C.
Venue: Sir Bobby Robson centre Ushaw moor, DH7 7NG
Start Date: 20th March 2017
Session Times: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Contact: Matt Stevenson - E: mattstevenson@simplysportltd.co.uk T: 07904915207
Cost: £2.00 per session

Darlington Spraire Lads and Lasses
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, Sports Hall, Vane Road, Darlington
Start Date: Tuesday 21st March 2017
Session Time: 4.30pm - 5.30 pm
Contact: Dave Scott E: djscott251@ntlworld.com
Cost: £1.00 per session

Chester le Street Amazons
Venue: Park View CA, Chester-le-Street DH3 3PW
Start Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Session Time: 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Contact:  Julie Scurfield E: julie.scurfield@sky.com T: 07884345888
Cost: £2.00 per session or £5.00 per month

Washington A.F.C.
Northumbria centre, Washington NE37 3HR
Start Date: Thursday 23rd March
Session Times: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Contact: Gary Sykes – T: 07743820274 E: GarySkyes@WashingtonAFC.com
Cost: First 4 weeks free then £1.00 per session

Washington Athletic Girls Soccer Centre
Venue: Washington School NE37 2AA
Start Date: Saturday 25th March
Session Times: 11 00am - 12 00pm
Contact: Terry Rutherford – T: 07905653874 E: truth2996@yahoo.co.uk
Cost: First 8 weeks free

Newton Aycliffe Youth F.C.
Greenfield Community College, Greenfield Way , Newton Aycliffe  DL5 7LF (3G Pitch)
Start Date: Sunday 26th March 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Contact: Berni Borsberry T: 07939045242 E: bernib1102@yahoo.co.uk
Cost: £1.00 per session

Jarrow Youth F.C.
Valley View School, Jarrow, NE32 5QY
Start Date: Friday 7th April
Session Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Contact: John Topping E: John.Topping@DurhamFA.com T:0191 3872928
Cost: £1.00 per session

Hartlepool 6th Form
Venue: Hartlepool 6th Form College, Blakelock Road, Hartlepool, TS25 5PF
Start Date: 18th April 2017
Session Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Contact: Ian Hewitson – T: 01429 294444 E: ian.hewitt@hpoolsfc.ac.uk  
Cost: £2.00 per session


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