Wildcats

WEBINAR – Football Associates & Faith Associates Introduction Call into Wildcats Football Clubs and BT Playmaker Courses for Volunteers – 7th March 2022 at 6:00 to 8:00pm / Register Below

Faith Associates are working alongside the Football Association and other partners to promote opportunities for  children and adults in football activities, investing in areas and people who have limited access and facilities.

Following on from the recent successes of England’s national teams, we are aiming to provide new and exciting opportunities, especially for girls and women, across the UK, working with our extensive networks of faith institutions and communities to make football accessible via our work with the Football Association.

We will be launching our first cohort of FA Wildcats centres across 5 cities in the UK for girls aged 5-11, providing them with easy access to football at all times. Weetabix WildCats is non-competitive programme for girls who want to expereience football for the very first time or want to play with other girls their own age.

Alongside taking recreational football programmes to faith institutions & communities in the UK, we aim to, through the Football Association, provide coaching opportunities through the BT Playmaker football course.

Encouraging and taking recreational football programmes to Faith Institutions & communities across the UK fits with Faith Associates’ Sport and faith vision – developing and improving the standards of Institutions. Faith Institutions should be involved in providing and supporting sporting services such as football programmes that improves their quality and variety of service to the community.

Faith Associates alongside The Football Association (FA) in partnerships are working in 2022 to create pathways and get more children and adults involved with football, especially in areas and communities who have have had limited access and opportunities to facilities and services. to areas and people who have had limited access and facilities. We aim to promote the sport by providing new and exciting opportunities, especially to girls and women, across the UK.

Faith Associates in partnership with The Football Association are aiming planning to develop WildCat centres across 5 cities in the UK (London, Bradford, Leicester, Manchester, Birmingham) for girls aged 5-11 to have easy and accessible access to football at all times. Weetabix WildCats is non-competitive football for girls who want to give it a go for the very first time or want to play with other girls their own age. Register your interest if your institution wants to be involved in any of the above cities.

Alongside rolling out Weetabix WildCats programme, we are working to train and provide opportunities for people to get involved at an entry level into football coaching through the award winning BT Playmaker football course, free of charge with full support provided. Those who take part in the BT playmaker course will be delivering wildcats training, as well as having the ability and options to coach and support in your own time.

To help deliver your Wildcats Centre you will receive from Faith Associates and The FA:

  • £900 of funding over TWO years
  • Kit and equipment
  • Coach Training & Support Workshops
  • Wildcats Coach Mentor visits to help support your coaches
  • Access to Wildcats Festivals
  • Promotional assets
  • Much more

 

When is the Introduction Webinar by The FA?

Date: Monday 7th February 2022

Time: TBC

How to Join: Register your details in below form

What will be covered in the webinar?

Information on BT Playmaker course and how to get involved

Information for institutions becoming a Wildcats centre

Full range of support provided by The FA, including financial (£)

Who should be attending this webinar?

Faith institutions leadership

Volunteers interested in Football coaching

Women wanting to get involved in football with support

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