Many avid followers of this blog and my social channels will know that Amelia loves nothing more than dressing up like a princess and playing with dolls but my gosh can that girl kick. Amelia is into everything and football is no exception. She’s always been into playing football and it is probably one of her favourite things to do.
Football for some reason is still a mainly male dominated sport but SSE The Energy Behind Women’s Football are looking to change that. Things like this make me excited for our children’s futures; yes, in some respects it’s frustrating that we’re still having to battle this stereotype but I know that Amelia will be able to go on and get stuck into whatever sport she is interested in as she grows up.
SSE believe that everyone deserves the same opportunities, regardless of gender.
Football offers to opportunity to discover new skills and confidence. It allows children the chance to make lifelong friends through a mutual love. SSE have realised that this needs to start at all levels of the game so they have given over 1000 girls the chance to kick a ball and enjoy the beautiful game for the first time.
Last weekends SSE Women’s FA Cup Final was ‘kids go free’ which made the game even more accessible! SSE is one of the UK’s leading energy companies, supplying energy to around 8.21 customers throughout Great Britain and Ireland.
The recent launch of SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Club will 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. SSE continue to show their commitment to increasing participation in the women’s game through this new initiative. The clubs will run from Spring through Summer on a weekly basis and aim to provide a fun and safe space for girls to learn the game and make friends.
Team sports is an amazing thing to be part of for children and these opportunities that SSE are creating are fantastic.
SSE are proud to be the energy behind women’s football and to find out more click here.
I think children no matter what gender should be encouraged to take part in things they like doing and I think this initiative from SSE is fantastic.
Do you have girls who like playing football?
Thanks for reading!xx
*This is a collaborative post with SSE but all words and opinions are my own.