FA Girls' Talent Pathway

Talent Development

Birmingham FA continues to support The FA's Girls' England Talent Pathway, which aims to identify, develop, and progress female players with the potential to play for the England Women's Senior teams.

There is now a clear pathway in place that caters for the needs of the player, with each stage specifically designed to ensure appropriate progressive opportunities are in place.


Player Development Centre

Birmingham FA has been awarded a license from The FA to run a Player Development Centre (PDC) for the U11, U13, and U15 age groups.

A PDC is a County FA run centre designed to complement grassroots football by providing selected players with an additional nights training with specialist coaches once a week. The purpose of the PDC is to bridge the gap between grassroots and Centre of Excellence football and support players to embark on the Talent Pathway.

Entry to the programme is via trials after which successful players can expect to receive specialist weekly coaching and support, and is ideal for talented players looking to progress or for those that are not quite ready for Centre of Excellence football. In addition, players will attend fixtures against other FA Licensed Development Centres in the Midlands.


2015-2016 PDC

This year's PDC will run from January - May 2016 with trials taking place on Thursday 28th January 2016. Please see the flyer below for more details.

Successful participants, who must also be eligible to play for England, will then be invited to attend a 15 week coaching programme:

Day:     Every Thursday
Time:    6:00pm - 7:30pm
Venue:  Hamstead Hall School, Craythorne Avenue, Birmingham, B20 1HL

To register for the trials taking place in January, please complete the registration form below and return it to Rachael.Blunt@birminghamfa.com.


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