QPR’S Wildcats took to the famous Wembley Stadium turf on Saturday for this year's record-breaking SSE Women’s FA Cup Final.
16 girls from QPR joined Wildcats players from South London Laces and Junior Reds, in what was an amazing experience for all the players and coaches involved in front of a record crowd of over 35,000.
QPR in the Community Trust Development Officer, and Head coach for the QPR Wildcats programme, Kerry Green, attended the event and told www.qpr.co.uk
: “I’ve been blown away by the attitude of the girls and their families in supporting this event and the wider Wildcats programme.
“The players embraced the whole day and their behaviour was first class. They had smiles on their faces despite the nerves of playing in front of a crowd of 35,000 people in one of the most iconic stadiums in the world.
“It’s the best reward there could have been for all the weeks of training and hard work the players have put in.”
Wildcats is a national programme that has been designed to inspire girls aged between 5-11 to be involved in football.
200 clubs have been established across England throughout the spring and summer sponsored by FA partner SSE, with support from UEFA, FIFA and The Youth Sport Trust.
They provide a safe environment where girls with no football experience can; have fun engaging with sport, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions, learn new things and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.
The QPR Wildcats sessions, which are supported by our partners at Hammersmith & Fulham, take place every Monday 5-6pm at the Shepherds Bush PlayFootball Centre on South Africa Road.
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