Wildcats event by DCFA volunteers a roaring success
Derbyshire FA’s Young Leader Management Team (YLMT) hosted an afternoon of fun, friendship and enjoyment for girls from SSE Wildcats Centres across the county.
The afternoon, which took place on Saturday 23rd February at the Racecourse Playing Fields, saw over 35 girls aged 5-11 from Long Eaton United Wildcats, Stapenhill Swans Wildcats, Pride Park FC Wildcats and Shardlow United Wildcats all taking part in football activity stations and small sided games throughout the day.
DCFA’s YLMT is a group of 16-24 year old volunteers who organise and deliver leadership events that upskill and develop the next generation of leaders and raise the profile of young people within the county, and this event in particular was set up to promote the growth of SSE Wildcats centres in Derbyshire, and to ensure that all the girls involved in Wildcats centres are having fun and making friends.
Afterwards, the YLMT shared the success of the event across social media:
Lauren Duarte-Mellor, a Football Development Officer at the Derbyshire FA, shared their enthusiasm: “It was fantastic to see such a well organised and engaging event delivered by our Young Leader Management Team.
“The team certainly made sure that the ethos of Wildcats was promoted at the event and the activities they delivered for the girls were brilliant.
“During a feedback session as part of the day the Derbyshire Wildcat girls said that they had enjoyed meeting other Wildcats, making friends and playing games for fun.”
SSE Wildcats is for girls aged 5-11 years old to play football in girls only sessions with focus on fun, enjoyment and friendship. There are lots of centres across Derbyshire, with a further 18 centres launching in April. For more information on Wildcats Centres within the county and to find a centre near you, click here: http://www.derbyshirefa.com/players/youth/girls/wildcats