The Weetabix Wildcats Programme was introduced to address the findings that only 3% of all mini soccer teams cater exclusively for girls and as such only 41% of girls (compared to 95% of boys) under the age of 10 regularly play football.
Weetabix Wildcats is an offer for every girl aged 5-11, regardless of ability, disability, impairment or health condition, to try football for the first time in a fun, safe environment. Sessions take place on a weekly basis, either evenings or at weekends, and are focused on helping girls make friends, have fun and be active through football.
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A WEETABIX WILDCATS PROVIDER?
Weetabix Wildcats is a great opportunity to welcome new girls into the game, and we want to retain and grow these opportunities as much as possible! Wildcats provides clubs, schools, and organisations with the correct support to start girls’ football at a younger age group, providing specific training to centre staff, on-going support, branded equipment and funding to get you started.
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
To help deliver your Wildcats sessions you will receive:
£900 of funding over TWO years
- Kit and equipment - Nike footballs, branded bibs, Wildcats banners, etc.
- Bespoke training to help you set up your sessions
- Promotional assets
- National promotion through the Find Football Search Engine & Weetabix Wildcats Boxes
- Access to the online Wildcats store
- Support from Leicestershire & Rutland County FA staff
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
To find out if you're eligible to become a Weetabix Wildcats Provider, please download the guidance document below.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD WEETABIX WILDCATS GUIDANCE
HOW CAN I APPLY?
If you’re interested in becoming a Wildcats provider, please contact our development team on Development@LeicestershireFA.com before applying. To submit an application, please visit faevents.thefa.com. The application window closes on 31st January 2022.