Welcome to todays game against Notts County
Exeter Girls Development Centre provides Pathway to Exeter City Ladies FC
Exeter Girls 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 their local clubs.
Following the success of the initial open trial in March, the Centre ran as a pilot programme from mid-April to late June to create a platform to test logistics and gain feedback moving forward to the 2017-18 season.
More recently Exeter Girls Development Centre took part in the Elite Girls Development Finals, hosted by Swindon Town FC. Teams from across the country competing for the title included, Swindon Town, AFC Bournemouth, Yeovil Town, Brentford, Northampton Town and Peterborough United. Overall it was a successful campaign for Exeter, witnessing some great performances and results, with the U16’s reaching the final and narrowly missing out on penalties to AFC Bournemouth.
Abbie Britton, Girls Development Centre U16 Lead Coach said, ‘having been appointed as the U16 Lead Coach, I relished the opportunity to further develop players technically and tactically to ensure their readiness for women’s football.’
Working in partnership with Exeter City Ladies FC, who currently play in the South West Women’s Premier Division, the Centre creates an exciting opportunity to aid the number of young female players transitioning through to regular engagement in women’s football.
Since the initial trial, Becky Rowe, former U16’s player has signed for Exeter City Ladies FC and become an integral part of the squad.
Becky said, ‘The Girls Development Centre helped me develop as a player by giving me the confidence to be myself and understand my role on the pitch. My advice to any young player in the Development Centre would be to listen to your coach, let them teach you and ask questions at every opportunity.’
For more information or to register your interest for future trials, please contact Women and Girls Development Coordinator, Donna Langdon at email@example.com.
Congratulations to all Exeter NCS graduates 2017
Last weekend saw our group of amazing young people aged between 16 – 18 year from Exeter and the surrounding area, celebrate their remarkable journey after undertaking their National Citizenship Service (NCS) programme over summer.
Dressed for the occasion, young adventurers across the South West reunited with their NCS team mates and leaders in a night of celebration, which was shared with family, friends and supporters of this years programme.
Held at the University of Exeter, the evening celebrated what has been a Summer of a Lifetime for many of the participants. All graduates were awarded certificates to mark successfully completing their NCS scheme.
NCS takes place all over the UK with 275, 000 teenagers signed up for the highly anticipated, once in a life time, NCS experience. The aim is to increase young people’s confidence, independence and life skills by encouraging them to get out of their comfort zones. It also gives people the chance to embark on exhilarating outdoor activities such as rock climbing, raft sailing and hiking.
All 2017 graduates took part in various social action projects to help their local community. Including work on Exeter’s prison. In the space of just two weeks, young participants turned the prison’s play area from a neglected shell into a colourful, vibrant place for the children to stay whilst visiting their parents in jail.
Teenagers who took part in the programme said, “I am proud of myself for doing NCS. It has been the best thing I have ever done.”
“A once in a life time experience, filled with learning opportunities and laughs.”
“It’s a great feeling to know we made a positive difference in our local community”
If you want to find out more about Exeter NCS at CITY Community Trust, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Or to sign up for 2018, visit ncsyes.co.uk