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Female Talent Pathway

Somerset FA’s Girls Advanced Coaching Centre is a bespoke programme designed to support the development of Elite Female Players across the South West of England from U12’s to U16’s for season 2021/2022.  The ACC has been in operational within Somerset for several years and seen many talented female player progress through the programme into Regional / National opportunities.

The Somerset FA ACC provides a professional environment to allow Elite Female Players to reach their full potential within the game and have the opportunity to progress up the Player Pathway.

As well as additional coaching, players can expect to receive 1:1 support from their coaches, additional opportunities for learning outside of training, player reviews throughout the season, support from FA members of staff around injury prevention and a Nike Kit package.

The Programme will continue to support the long term development of the players and provide them with the tools to achieve their goals while moving through the FA’s England Talent Pathway.

The Somerset FA ACC is hosted at Strode Sports Centre, Old Church Road, Street, BA16 0AB, on Wednesday evening between 6pm and 9pm on their 3G artificial pitch.

U12's (Year 6 & 7)

6pm – 7.30pm

U14's (Year 8 & 9)

7.30pm – 9pm

U16's (Year 10 & 11)

7.30pm – 9pm

The ACC provides extra training and support in addition to coaching players receive at their grassroots club. Every player will continue to play for their club and receive extra coaching one evening a week from FA qualified coaches. This includes specialist coaching for goalkeepers. 

Players will also play in Regional ACC fixtures and festivals against other Advanced Coaching Centres in the South West Region and a fixture programme that will involve playing against mixed teams predominantly during School Holidays and occasional weekends.

To be eligible for selection for the ACC, girls must be playing in an affiliated grassroots club during the 2020-2021 season and be eligible to represent England.

For more information on the Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC) please contact Rachael Lawler-Edwards; rachael.lawler-edwards@somersetfa.com or 07951 360626 for further information.

Get In Touch

Rachael Lawler-Edwards

Football Development Officer - Female Participation and Inclusion

Rachael.Lawler-Edwards@somersetfa.com

01458 832 359 Option 3

07951 360 626