Next Generation - Wildcats

Your Chance to be a new SSE Wildcats Centre for the 2018-19 Season

Why not join the 17 other SSE Wildcats Centres in Norfolk and become a centre yourself this season.

Here’s your chance to be a new SSE Wildcats Centre for the 2018-19 season

Why not join the 17 other SSE Wildcats centres in Norfolk and become a centre yourself this season

The Centres are a key part of The FA’s commitment to doubling Women’s and Girls’ football participation by 2021.

From Thursday 1 November 2018, grassroots clubs, organisations and community groups will have the opportunity to apply to become an SSE Wildcats Football Centre, delivering football for 5-11 year old females in Norfolk.

What is an SSE Wildcats Centre?

An SSE Wildcats Centre is an opportunity for girls aged 5-11 to have fun, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions and lay the foundations for a lifelong love of sport. Sessions are delivered by qualified coaches on a weekly basis, either after school, during an evening or at weekends.  

In addition to providing inclusive centres across the County, we are also looking to support the launch of a new disability Wildcats centre. This centre would specifically cater to young players with disabilities and special educational needs.

For all of those participating, the aim is simple; have fun, make friends and play football.

What do I need to do next?

  • In the first instance, make contact with Norfolk FA Football Development Officer (Women’s & Girls’), Harry Diggens, via or 01603 704050
  • SSE Wildcats centre applicants must commit to a minimum of 2 year delivery
  • All successful applicants will receive £900 grant as well as relevant start up equipment (30 Nike Footballs and SSE Wildcats bibs)
  • Participants should reflect the diversity of the population of the local area and organisations should be inclusive of disabled participants
  • Any organisation that meets the SSE Wildcats Centre criteria can apply




Application window opens

1st November 2018

Application window closes

4th December 2018

Successful Organisations notified

20th December 2018

SSE Wildcats Induction Training

March 2019

SSE Wildcats Centre start date

April 2019


For further information, including the criteria, funding, training and support provided, please view the SSE Guidance for Applicants 2018-2019 document. 

To complete a Wildcats expression of interest form, please CLICK HERE

More information regarding the application window opening will be sent out soon.