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Women’s and Girls' Football

From playing at grassroots to national level with Newcastle United Women’s Football Club, Newcastle United Foundation’s Women’s and Girls’ football programmes provide pathways for the next generation of players and coaches.

Through a number of opportunities for participants, we aim to increase the number of women and girls playing football on a regular basis. We are also committed to providing the opportunities for women and girls to develop skills and confidence and progress within the pathway as a player, coach or official.

Led by a professional and talented team of coaches and former players, our Women’s and Girls’ football programmes are a welcoming, safe and fun environment for participants to hone their skills and take steps towards their future in football.

Our Programmes

Girls Player Development Centre and Advanced Coaching Centre

Each season, our Foundation offer open trials for young participants to join our Girls Player Development Centre and Advanced Coaching Centre.

Applications are currently open for the 2021/22 season for players Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17.

All trials will take place at Druid Park, the home of Newcastle United Women in August 2021.

To apply, download our PDC Trial Application Form here or by following the links at the bottom of this page. Completed forms can be returned via email to or alternatively, post to: Girls PDC Trial, Newcastle United Foundation, St. James’ Park, Newcastle, NE1 4ST


Girls Only Football Events

Throughout the year, Newcastle United Foundation host a number of Girls Only Football Events, encouraging young participants to learn, play and have fun together.

These fun days are perfect for girls who are just starting to play football or are interested in getting more involved in the sport.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with our upcoming events.


Holiday Courses and Weekly Skills Centres

Newcastle United Foundation Holiday Courses are a great way for children and teenagers to stay active during school holidays and term time alongside friends, family members and our professional coaching staff.

Open to girls and boys of all abilities aged five to 14*, Holiday Courses are the perfect opportunity for youngsters to learn, play and enjoy themselves on the football pitch in a safe and secure environment.

Holiday Courses take place at a number of different venues across the North East – from Newcastle to Northumberland and lots of locations in-between. Click here to browse and book our latest Holiday Courses.

Newcastle United Foundation Weekly Skills Centres also offer girls and boys aged five to 14* the opportunity to join sessions led by at least FA Level 2 Foundation coaches.

Running in six week blocks, these sessions focus on skill development in a safe, fun and challenging environment. Click here to browse and book a Weekly Skills Centre.


Female Coaches

We’re really proud to run a Coach Mentoring Programme just for women.

Codie, our first female Apprentice Community Coach, is a graduate of that programme.

Read her story!

For more details on how you can get involved in girls' football


players took part In Women and Girls Football sessions in the last 12 months