Girls in the local area are encouraged to put their trainers on and give football a go.

Ascot United FC has recently set up a new football team, which aims to encourage girls between the age of five to 11 to get involved in the sport.

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In a bid to make football recognised as a 'woman's sport', the new football club 'Wildcats' is taking on new girls to join its team.

Carol Checkley, Head of Girls Football at Ascot United, said: “With the introduction of Wildcats at Ascot United we’re hoping to encourage more girls to try the sport and hopefully go on to join our teams and participate in matches.

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"The sessions will give girls the opportunity to learn and develop their skills, take exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle, make new friends and have lots of fun.

"Who knows it could be the starting point for a future Lioness!”

Specially trained coaches will take weekly sessions, every Wednesday from Wednesday, October 21 between 5 to 6pm on the new all-weather 3G pitch at Ascot United’s home ground, next to Ascot Racecourse. 

To launch Ascot United ‘Wildcats’, the sessions will be free of charge until Christmas and then £3 per session after that.

The club are adhering to strict covid-19 guidelines.

The growth in women’s football has seen a great success with England’s winning the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.  

Latest figures from The FA reveal more than 2.63 million women aged 16 and over in England now play football.

Ascot United has two senior ladies’ teams and eight junior teams from Under10 upwards, with 150 female playing members.

To book your daughter onto Wildcats, please email: