Wildcats Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls.
The sessions take place on a weekly basis, either after school or at weekends, subject to the local organiser. They will provide a safe environment where girls with no football experience can; have fun engaging with sport, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions, learn new things and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.
In Jersey, Wildcats is delivered within two schools (for children from those schools) and at Springfield Stadium (girls from all schools). Rozel Rovers have now become the first club in the island to run a Wildcats Centre on a weekly basis.
- Wednesday > Springfield Stadium > 4pm – 5pm > School Years 1 – 6
- Thursday > Janvrin School > 3.15pm – 4.15pm > School Years 2 – 6
- Friday > Rouge Bouillon > 3.15pm – 4.15pm > School Years 4 – 6
- Saturday > Rozel Rovers > 11am – 12pm > School Years 1 – 6
The Jersey FA plans to further help introduce Wildcats as an initiative for local clubs in the island in the hope that this will increase female participation through clubs and start a more sustainable pathway from the 5-11 age group onto junior football and adult football.
Rozel Rovers currently have over 25 girls (aged 5-11) signed up to their Wildcats programme as well as 18 girls in Year 7 and 8. Saturday mornings are delivered by qualified female coaches, who are also players for Rozel Ladies.