Wildcats deliver boost for girls football in Wakefield

Plans have been approved to deliver multiple Weetabix Wildcats Centres across the Wakefield district.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 9:00 am
Wakefield Wildcats girls football club

The centres will offer over 200 young girls the chance to take part in non-competitive football, tailor-made for anyone who wants to try football for the first time.

The Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation project aims to target participants aged between five and 11, encouraging them to engage more with football in a friendly environment.

The sessions allow participants to have fun, meet new people, stay active and develop fundamental skills that may help them transition into a grassroots team.

Although it is known for its Rugby League connections, in recent years, Wakefield Trinity Ladies FC have utilised their resources, offering women and young girls the opportunity to thrive in the sport sector.

All this hard work has issued the club with some very successful seasons, increasing their popularity on both a local, regional and global scale.

Through these all-new Wildcats centres, the women’s game is being given the nutrients to grow, hopefully offering the chance for more girls to graduate through the system.

Wakefield Trinity LFC chairman Craig Shepherd said: “I am delighted that Trinity LFC have been able to play a part in getting these centres up and running.

“With issues brought about by the pandemic, the women’s game hasn’t been able to grow at the speed we would have liked and to be in the position to offer young girls the chance to find their feet in the grassroots game is a great feeling.

“We cannot wait to see them all up and running.”

All of the sessions will be delivered by qualified coaches on a weekly basis, usually after school hours or in the evening. For more information, contact [email protected]