Tuesday 7 August 2018

NEWS: Wildcats Looking For New Sister Clubs!

Durham Women FC will once again run the FA Sister Club Programme in the 2018/19 season - and we're looking for clubs to join the FREE programme!

The FA Sister Club Programme is an FA-backed initiative which gives local grassroots clubs the opportunity to become affiliated with an FA Women's Championship side.

Junior clubs are able to reap a number of benefits from this partnership, which gives them unique participation opportunities as well the opportunity to watch FA WSL games for FREE.

And now, after submitting a strong application, Durham Women FC have been awarded one of only a handful of these programmes - meaning that we are now on the hunt for clubs to partner up with us ahead of the 2018/19 season!

There are a number of benefits available to our Sister Clubs, including:

  • Free Season Tickets for all players (players will be expected to use these at all home games, and attendance will be tracked)
  • Discounted Season Tickets for parents
  • Access to exclusive Sister Club Tournaments
  • Access to pre-match Skills Sessions with our players
  • Player visits to training sessions, recruitment sessions and presentation evenings
  • Invitations to open training sessions with our FA WSL side
  • A coaching masterclass from one of our experienced and qualified coaches
  • Priority booking for our Holiday Camps
  • Sister Club Days at our games, where your club will be our guests of honour and play an active part in our match day experience
  • Priority access to any other mascot spaces which may become available
  • Plus many more!

In return, Sister Clubs are expected to utilise all their season tickets and ensure that their players, their parents and coaches attend our FA Women's Championship home games to meet pre-set attendance targets. The targets are very achievable, but if they are not met then benefits may be withdrawn - although his will only happen in extreme circumstances.

You can find out more about the Durham Women FC Sister Club Programme by downloading our Information Booklet HERE.

Our programme will run differently to others in the league, as we will offer it to clubs FREE OF CHARGE. This represents a great deal for clubs as all you have to do is attend our games to ensure you receive the benefits!

We now want to hear from any interested clubs, and be quick - there’s limited spaces available!

If you're interested in partnering up with your local FA Women's Championship side as part of the Sister Club Programme, get in touch with us now!

Email our programme officer, Mark Donnelly, on mark.donnelly@durhamwfc.co.uk or call 07495 663334 for more details or an informal chat regarding the Sister Club programme.

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