We work closely with 18 grassroots football clubs as part of our FA Women’s Super League Sister Club programme.
Our programme is one of the biggest in the country and the aim of our support is to get more girls playing football. Over the course of the season we will be focusing on a number of the clubs and sharing information on how girls can start playing football.
The latest club that we will be focusing on is Bedford Ladies…
“We have teams at under-9, under-10, under-11, under-13, under-14 and under-16 as well as a first team playing in the Regional Premier Division and a development team playing in the County League.
“We also have two Wildcat Centres, one at Allen Park on Saturday mornings and the other at Scott Primary after school on Thursdays. We have several links with schools and deliver after-school clubs for girls.
“We were formed in 1996 and were involved in the first girls’ football match in Bedfordshire. We separated from the boys’ club in 2000 as their needs were very different to ours. We achieved our own Charter Standard and became a Charter Standard Development Club in 2006. We grew to become one of the most successful girls’ clubs in the county.
“While we want to develop girls to play at the highest level within the club, our core value is actually to provide a safe, friendly atmosphere for girls to have fun, learn new skills and play football. We have always all trained together and group train where we can, so there is a real…