Wildcats Spotted On Training Ground Visit

Girls from our SSE Wildcats Girls Football session were special guests of the club at Rockliffe Training Ground this past week.

Seventeen of the girls who attend the weekly sessions at our Herlingshaw Centre facility in South Bank were treated to a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art complex in Hurworth, followed by the chance to watch the first-team train up close.

After training, the girls got the opportunity to meet the players as they came off the pitch, with the team happy to sign autographs and pose for photos with our budding young Wildcats.

The SSE Wildcats training sessions provide girls aged 5-11 with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment created exclusively for girls.

Our sessions are ran in conjunction with North Riding County FA, funded by energy provider Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE), and provides 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
– Create foundations for a lifelong love of sport

Claire Whitehouse, whose daughter Laura regularly attends our SSE Wildcats sessions said: “She absolutely loves it. She hadn’t played much football before, just in the garden with her Dad, but now she has somewhere to go every week and have fun with her friends. She’s gained more confidence from coming to the sessions; definitely scored more goals against her Dad now!”

On the visit to Rockliffe, Girls Football Lead Rachel Horsley added: “We’d like to thank Tony Pulis, his staff and the players for inviting us to watch training this past week.

“It was a wonderful opportunity for the girls, and a great chance to show them how professional footballers’ day-to-day routines. They won’t stop talking about it for weeks now!”

From the first week of September we are relaunching our SSE Wildcats programme, now with a second site! 

Herlingshaw Centre, South Bank, TS6 9AE: Wednesday’s 5pm-6pm

Cleveland Juniors FC, Acklam, TS5 7RZ: Thursday’s 5pm-6pm

For more information, call 01642 757674, or email rachel.horsley@mfcfoundation.co.uk