In partnership with the FA, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has launched a new Wildcats girls’ football session in Hounslow. The free programme offers organised football sessions in a fun and engaging environment – exclusively for girls aged 5-11. The sessions will take place at Whitton Wanderers FC in Hounslow every Saturday 11am-12pm and will begin on Saturday 27 April. No need to book – just turn up!

Olywn, whose six-year-old daughter Tasana has been part of our girls’ football session for two years, credits the FA-backed programme with igniting her daughter’s passion for football. She said: “She really enjoys the sessions and it’s a fantastic way to make new friends – it’s the perfect introduction to playing football.”

Olywn also believes playing football serves an important purpose, she said: “I think it is important that girls play football and it helps build their confidence and self-esteem – it also has the additional benefit of keeping her active and healthy.”

The initiative is in line with The FA’s Gameplan for Growth, with the target of doubling girls’ participation in the sport by 2020. The strategy for women’s and girls’ football at grassroots level includes initiatives alongside SSE Wildcats, such as FA Girls’ Football Week and our Premier League Kicks programme.

For more information about the session please contact Amber on 020 8326 7030 or at [email protected]. Whitton Wanderers FC address is 190 Wills Crescent, Hounslow, London, TW3 2JD