Celebrating the power of football with SSE #ad

With the Women’s FA Cup coming up, now is the perfect time to celebrate women and girls’ football. A season of great football will culminate in the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday 4th May – an exciting outing for all the family to see a top class footballing spectacle.

We held a Twitter chat, sponsored by SSE, to celebrate the power of football and how it encourages girls to get active, be part of a team and feel more confident. The SSE Wildcats football programme offers young girls a platform to grow, providing a pathway to success they’ll enjoy their entire lives. Find a club near you so the girls in your life can get involved and be part of a team! http://www.thefa.com/womens-girls-football/get-involved/sse-wildcats-girls-football-clubs

Get your tickets to Women’s FA Cup Final on Wembley Sat 5 May. Kids go FREE, adults only £15 — buy them here.

Do your girls play football?

We’re a football-mad family! My husband is a huge footy fan and the kids go to training on Saturdays. Ollie is too young to take part but loves to have a kick around and watch the bigger kids @ourcherrytree

Eliza plays football at school and for our local #ssewildcats team – she loves nothing more than getting covered in mud @chelseamamma

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As a child I loved football! In primary school I was in a team but at secondary school girls were not given the choice of football! @StarCrackers

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What does football teach children?

Football teaches teamwork, strength, determination, pride, promotes confidence and encourages a fit and healthy mind and body- why wouldn’t we want this for our daughters @JanineC55546090

It helps develop their social skills (such as speaking, listening etc.) and helps to keep them fit and healthy. @CarsandTractors

I think it’s taught her a lot about winning and losing, determination and how to act with grace and dignity. She knows that sometimes she’ll lose but she tries and does it again anyway @OurCherryTree

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I think it’s taught her a lot about winning and losing, determination and how to act with grace and dignity. She knows that sometimes she’ll lose but she tries and does it again anyway @OurCherryTree

That camaraderie when you win & lose is bolstering as a young girl! @JHowze

My children used to be very shy and timid. Football has helped them become more extroverted and confident in themselves @CarsandTractors

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Do you see benefits of football for your child off the field as well as on?

Yes, definitely – I love that Wildcats has allowed Heidi to mix with peers beyond the friends she has always known at school @NEFamilyFun

Absolutely, friendship, confidence and fitness are all apparent @fashion_mommy

Yes, my son has learnt patience teaching his younger sisters to play. They have developed a much better understanding of each other @robynlclarke

It is great to see children take an interest in any sport. I would much rather they idolise a sportsperson than a reality TV star @chelseamamma

Football is wonderful for increasing self-esteem too. Definitely provides Heidi with a more ‘I can do anything’ attitude or at least contributes towards this @NEFamilyFun

My little sister is usually shy, but when she’s running round playing football with her team she seems to exude confidence and enthusiasm – it’s lovely to see @Bleh_X3

When she started her new school, she was made part of the team and it was vital in building friendships. 3 years on and she LOVES school! @Jantweettweets

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The SSE Women’s FA Cup Final – a great family day out

Taking your child to a live football match can be daunting, especially the first time. However, the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final is the perfect, family friendly introduction to the fun of the sport, plus kids go FREE!!

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The SSE Wildcats programme offers young girls a platform to grow, providing a pathway to success they’ll enjoy their entire lives!

Win awesome prizes with the SSE

This year SSE is giving away awesome opportunities for SSE Wildcats participants to experience football as never before: winning signed balls and shirts from Finalist clubs, nominating their favourite coach to present the SSE Women’s FA Cup trophy or even being a player escort, walking through the tunnel on Cup Final day! 

Last year one of our Britmums round-up editors daughter, Eliza, got the opportunity to be a player escort for Chelsea at the SSE Women’s FA Cup final and it was all captured on GoPro. Would your child like to do this?

 

 

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