NEW FOR 2017-18 SEASON
New Girls Football Development Centre in partnership with Exeter City Ladies Football Club.
The Development Centre aims to provide talented young female players, in Exeter and its surrounding areas, the opportunity to develop in a technical and tactical programme, through weekly training sessions and fixtures, in conjunction with representing thier local clubs.
Working in partnership with Exeter City Ladies Football Club, who currently play in the FA Women’s Premier League South West Division, the centre aims to provide an exciting opportunity locally and bridge the gap between grassroots football.
The Centre will be open to U12’s, U14’s and U16’s.
Under 12 - School Year 6 and 7
Under 14 - School Year 8 and 9
Under 16 - School Year 10 and 11
Following our initial open trial session on Thursday 30th March, the Girls Development Centre ran as a pilot programme from mid-April to late June 2017 to create a platform to test logistics and gain feedback moving forward to the 2017-18 season from September onwards.
Following on from our successful pilot program last season, we are back for our first full season. The Girls Development Centre will run from September through to April, along side the academic year. We are looking to continue the impressive start we have had with the Development Centre and look to continue to inspire more girls to get involved, our numbers this season have increased which is testament to the how well the pilot scheme ran.
Our aim is help develop talent progress from Girls football in to Ladies football, our links with Exeter City Ladies FC provides this, graduate from the development centre is girls under 16s right back, Becky Rowe. Who has gone on to sign for and has become a permanent fixture within the Exeter City Ladies Team.
With a very talented U16 squad, most of the girls will graduate and be looking for Ladies football next season, the future looks bright for them!
Donna Langdon, Women and Girls Development Coordinator at Exeter City Football in Community said, ‘We recognise the outstanding work of local youth clubs, and aim for the centre to support and expand upon their hard work. The centre provides an excellent opportunity to further develop players, and aid the number of girls transitioning through to regular engagement within women’s football.’
For more information, please contact Women and Girls Development Coordinator, Donna Langdon at email@example.com.
GIRLS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE TRIALS FOR 2017-18 HAVE CLOSED!
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Exeter City Football In The Community offers a range opportunities for girls to be involved in football from girl's only holiday courses, after school clubs and regular weekly sessions, including Exeter Grecian Girls & Taunton Skills Centre
We are also proud to be a part of the Premier League Girls Programme delivered in partnership with The Football Association, which aims to provide opportunities for females aged 11 and over to take part in football in a community setting.
For participants who wish to progress in the game, we aim to create a player pathway with local community clubs to provide longer term participation. Our current programme includes partnerships with King's Schools Taunton, University of Exeter Ladies Club, Exeter City Ladies and Feniton Ladies, providing a range of opportunitites for female players to become a part of the football community.