Saints Southwest have a unique and proactive Girls Community and Football Development programme, where getting girls into football and staying in the game the key focus for our girl's football section.
Participation is always at the heart of every we do, which is no different for our girls' programmes, where we have key community girls only sessions, with a unique girls only development centre where girls can progress further.
Saints Soccer Tots sessions are aimed at ALL children aged 2-4 year olds. These sessions are designed to provide an enjoyable start into sport and football where they can develop their skills. The main focus of these sessions is to ensure all children have a fun and positive experience as well as developing their fundamental skills. Sessions will also give children a head start in key areas such as social interaction, listening skills, discipline, routine and teamwork.
Progression from these sessions will lead into our Mini Soccer Saints programme
MINI SOCCER SAINTS
The Mini Soccer Saints programme is designed to give ALL 4-6 year olds the best possible start into football and sport. During the session, we aim to enhance your child’s skills and FUNdamentals such as Agility, Balance and Coordination otherwise known as the ABC’s. Each session will also focus on basic ball skills, fun games, introduction to rules, discipline and fitness. These sessions also give your child the opportunity to showcase their talents with the potential of earning a place in one of our invitation-only Development Centres.
Progression from these sessions will be to the nearest Saints Soccer Centre (7-11).
The FA and SSE have launched an initiative designed to inspire girls to be involved in football.
SSE Wildcats Girls’ Football Centres provide girls with regular opportunities to play football and take part in organised sessions in a fun and engaging environment.
GIRLS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
All young aspiring girls are invited into the Girls Only Development Centre via our coaches who have observed them playing in weekly sessions, holiday courses, school programmes, or in local school and grassroots football competitions. Once the girls have been invited into the centre they are then assessed at the end of every term via a player report form completed by their coach. This highlights their strengths and areas they may need to develop. At the end of every term we play end in a matches programme festivals also take place, allowing players the opportunity to transfer their new skills into match and environment.
Marleigh has found her football training very positive, Cody is extremely good with all the girls, she really gives each and every girl loads of encouragement and her coaching style is very professional
Parent of a child from a Community Session
Erin & Belle really enjoyed attending the girls development centre, the training that the coaches delivered was great at developing their skills, well organised and a great set up.
Parent of a player from our Football Development Programme
We have a range of ages who enjoy the girls’ football provided by Saints Southwest. It has been superb to see the girls grow as players and develop a real love for the game…
Parent from Torre Primary School