Previously known as the Girls’ Centre of Excellence, the programme will now be called the Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club and is one of just 13 in the country to be awarded a three-year licence for Tier 1 status.
The award recognises the programme’s ambition and commitment to increasing participation of girls in football, and will provide them with an even stronger platform to reach the FA’s Girls’ Talent ID Pathway, which gives elite players the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
With the Tier 1 status of the Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club comes a number of criteria that have been set out by the FA in order to increase participation levels and provide solid foundations for young girls as they develop their footballing skills.
- A minimum training hours requirement
- The requirement for coaches and medical staff in addition to welfare and safeguarding support
- Proven partnership links with local football associations and grass roots teams
- Clear entry and exit routes for girls wishing to participate with clubs
HOW DO I TAKE PART?
The Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club will hold trials for the 2016/17 season in June. For full details, click here
The FA, Leicester City Football Club and Leicester City Community Trust have fully committed to funding the Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club over the next three years, for the duration of the new licence.
These are exciting times for female football, with the Women’s game continuing to gather momentum following England’s success in the World Cup.
If anyone is interested in being a part of this and sponsoring Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club, they should please contact Centre Manager, Jo Sjoberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details on the Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club, click here