emerging girls talent centres

Girls' Emerging Talent Centres

Developing future Lionesses

Girls’ Emerging Talent Centres across England will provide greater accessibility to the Player Pathway

England Football have recently announced the changes to the female pathway and Advanced Coaching Centres will now become Emerging Talent Centres.

A Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) offers talented girls aged eight to 16 the opportunity to develop their skills for a potential future professional football playing career.

The Centres will offer increased playing time, varied football formats and allow players to play for both an Emerging Talent Centre and a grassroots club, school, or representative team, which we hope will enhance the variety of playing experiences. 

The Centres will be underpinned by five key areas:

1. Better accessibility
2. More inclusivity
3. Reducing the impact of early selection
4. More focused investment
5. Providing more appropriate challenges

For more information on Emerging Talent Centres in the Sheffield & Hallamshire region, please contact Molly Wilson at Molly.Johnson@sheffieldfa.com

Talent is everywhere

Emerging Talent Centres are looking for players to be referred to the new centres ahead of the 2023/2024 season from ANY playing environment, including Grassroots Football Clubs (Mixed and Girls Only), Schools and Community environments. 

Sheffield & Hallamshire's Emerging Talent Centres

Do you know a player that has the Characteristics of a Lioness? Refer them to an ETC in the Sheffield & Hallamshire region. Just click the relevant link below to register your interest.


Sheffield United Women FC ETC


Rotherham United Community Sports Trust ETC


Barnsley Women FC ETC


Doncaster Rovers Belles FC ETC

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