Welcome to the homepage of the Manchester "Wildcats"
Freestyle Wrestling Club Website. The Club was formerly known as
the the Manchester YMCA Wrestling Club which was formed in 1912
and became a founding affiliate of the then British Wrestling Association.
Since that time we have trained many hundreds of individuals in
the art of freestyle wrestling and produced and hosted champion
wrestlers along the way.
Freestyle Wrestling is an ideal sport for youngsters as it caters
for their natural wish to "fight" sometimes regardless
of gender. Manchester "Wildcats" provides a safe, clean
and discliplined environment to channel this natural energy into
a sport that has clear goals and rewards at the level of both the
amateur sportsman and woman. However people, regardless of gender,
age, size and physical ability are drawn to wrestling for the simple
reason that it is fun. The sport provides the opportunity for
learning and accepting discipline with the result of both a strengthening
of the body and the mind.
Our Club has a tuition and practice programme designed to cater
for the needs of the novice wrestler, those with intermediate skills
through to the more advanced wrestler. Wherever possible our members
are encouraged to participate in UK regional and national events.
We also help with the take-up of the sport in schools through the
British Wrestling Association's "Grassroots" programme.
There are about 70 active club members: 20 Seniors (ranging 20 to
70 years +) and 50 Junior/Schoolchild and Mini wrestlers (ranging
4 to 19 years).
So, if you are interested in learning more about Freestyle Wrestling,
either as an individual or organisation, please contact the Club
by calling me on 07870 642273 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whatever, your age do come to a Manchester "Wildcats"
training session and view the facilities available at the Club alongside the wider sports centre facilities of the Manchester 'Y'