On Sunday myself and Fizz headed over to Horsham to attend a SSE Wildcats session. After seeing the SSE Women’s FA Cup and a local Brighton Women’s Football match as part of our FA Ambassador ship she was super eager to get onto the pitch herself and have a go.
Brighton doesn’t yet have a SSE Wildcats session but Horsham is a short train journey away for us taking 50 minutes. The train is only £14 for both of us and then the hour long Wildcats session is £2. Not a bad price for a morning out and about. We scooted to the station and the session so it made it quite a nice active adventure out.
The session started with a warm up. There were 4 coaches dedicated to the 20 girls that arrived to have a go at playing Football. The session was split into warm up, team building and then a mini match during the hour we were there. It was so lovely to see Fizz get stuck in, make new friends and even score a goal!
I felt that the coaches were really patient (the girls ages started at 6) and the main coach Simon was eager to answer parents questions. At the end of the session I felt it was a really lovely touch that all the girls got given a little branded mini football to practice at home with. Fizz is so proud of hers and has made a little time to practice every day, taking it to the park yesterday to encourage her school friends to have a kick around.
I would highly recommend these sessions. Even though it’s not quite as local to us we have said that we will go back every fortnight because Fizz really did enjoy it. It’s held on a gorgeous park setting so if you have other children you can nip and take them to the park whilst the session is being held if you didn’t want to stay and watch. In all honesty I loved watching it all and I felt it was important to me to stay and encourage Fizz too.