Girls Football Trials Attract Record Numbers
A record 260 girls will have registered for, and attended, the trials for the Newcastle United Foundation Player Development Centre (PDC), after tonight’s final session Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus.
The Foundation coaches have been on the lookout for up to 100 talented youngsters to make up the girls PDC squads in the under 9’s, 11’s, 13’s, 15’s and 17’s age groups.
Successful trialists will then be invited to the PDC which will take place on Friday’s at Northumbria University’s Coach Lane Campus.
The player pathway is an important part of developing future talent so any girls that miss out by a slim margin may be invited to be part of the Foundation’s Girls Advanced Centre that takes place on a Sunday morning at the same venue.
Both the PDC and Advanced programmes are set to start September 2015 and will run until May 2016. The PDC is run in conjunction with Northumberland FA and is part funded by the FA, as part of the FA’s player pathway.
Newcastle United Foundation Senior Project Officer, Lisa Bell, said: “We’ve been so pleased by the number of registrations we’ve had for these PDC trials – our highest number ever. So many girls have been inspired by the success of the England team in the Women’s World Cup and it’s fantastic that interest in our girls football opportunities have spiked as a result.
“The Foundation PDC and Advanced courses give the girls access to quality coaching and are a brilliant early step on to our player pathway.”
For more information on Women’s and Girls Football email Lisa Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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