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A Community Grassroots Club and a FA Charter Standard Community Club



The Dronfield Town FC Wildcats centre first opened it doors on the 20th April 2019, since then it has never looked back. As a club we knew there was a passion for Girls football locally but even we were amazed of how well it has gone. Our first session was attended by 28 girls, over the first 20 weeks we regularly saw high attendance levels with levels reaching 56 on one-session. After the summer and the success of the centre, we developed two new Under 9s and an extra U10s team for the club, allowing girls to continue their footballing journey. We definitely needed to keep the centre alive so it was decided to keep the sessions running to give continued opportunity to local girls, the session now takes place on a Monday evening, still at Gosforth Fields on the ATP. These sessions are a great taster for the sport, then the girls can decide whether to pursue competitive football or just continue to take part recreationally for fun.

Due to capacity within the club, these sessions are now run by Dronfield Wildcats, they continue to provide local girls with the opportunity to enjoy football. You can find them on social media, Facebook: Dronfield Wildcats Twitter: @S18Wildcats

Where did it come from?

In 2018, the FA announced a series of new initiatives and investments which were set to have a significant impact on both the FA and English Football. 

The announcement included a range of measures aimed at improving the future of the organisation and considerable new investment into entry level of the game. 

The announcement also included a range of new strategic investments which were scheduled to be made in the 2018-19 season.

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One of the new investments was ...

“Increasing the investment in the women and girl’s game by an additional £50m over six years to ensure the sustainability of successful initiatives such as the SSE Wildcats programme, which will see 3,200 new Wildcats centres by 2020, and also ensuring the Women’s Super League gets the support it requires as it grows. This is all part of our commitment to double participation in women’s football and to ensure consistent success on the world stage”