The FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway has been put in place to support the identification and development of those with elite potential, and to ensure that appropriate playing opportunities are in place to enable players to fulfil their developmental needs. The ultimate goal is producing elite English female players to compete on the world stage.
Central to this pathway are the FA Girls’ Regional Talent Clubs, which run across the Country. The FA Girls Regional Talent Club across Leicestershire and Rutland is delivered by Leicester City Community Trust. Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club has been awarded the highest level, Tier 1 status, because of the provision and standards it has achieved. The criteria to achieve Tier 1 status includes:
• 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
Joe Dunmore, Senior Football Development Officer at the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA, said: “The FA Regional Talent Clubs provide the structure for the identification, development and progression of players within the girl’s game. Leicester City Girls’ Regional Talent Club is achieving great things and making a difference to girl’s football across Leicestershire and Rutland.”
As part of their FA Licence, Leicester City provide in-service coaching sessions for grassroots clubs.
If you’re a RTC coach and are interested in attending one of these sessions, please contact Raffaele Long on email@example.com
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