42 Girls to Continue Development with Advanced Coaching Centre

Girls from clubs around Cumberland flocked to Harraby Sports Complex in October to take part in the Cumberland FA Girls’ Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC) trials, with 42 girls selected to continue their learning and development with the Centre’s talented team of coaches over the course of the season.

The ACC kicked off with an induction evening last Friday (9 November), following a month-long trial process involving 122 girls. The evening gave both players and parents a flavour of what to expect over the next eight months, including an insight into the Technical Coaching Programme, Games Programme and the Female Player Pathway. 

Jess Nelson, Cumberland FA Football Development Officer, said: “We are really pleased not only with the response from clubs and players county-wide, but with how well the programme has kicked off so far. The amount of talented players we had come through the door is testament to the growth of the female game over the last year. 

“We are also excited to be working with a fantastic group of new and returning coaches as well as newly-appointed Centre Director, Nick Wharton.”

ACC Director, Nick Wharton, added: “I’m looking forward to working with the staff, CFA and everyone involved over the coming months and I’m excited to see the development of the players in the ACC.”

Cumberland FA would like thank all girls who attended the recent trials, as well as their parents and grassroots clubs for nominating and supporting them through the process. 

We look forward to expanding our work in the Girls’ ACC to reach out to grassroots clubs and coaches over the next few months through CPD events, open sessions and seminars with our Centre staff. Keep your eyes peeled for more information.

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