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
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.