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Player Development Centre Trials 2012

24 August 2012

Lancashire FA has been successful along with other Counties in gaining a license to deliver a FA Girls Player Development Centre for 2012/2013 season.

The new player development centre (PDC) will work with the grassroots football clubs in the County in order to provide a high quality training programme for talented female players linking into the FA Female player’s pathway which is detailed on the FA’s website at the following link: 

This centre is an added part of the FA's re-structured talent development programme alongside FA Girls Centre of Excellences, which has seen up to 30 new FA player development centres added to improve the player development pathway in England.

The Centre will have an ongoing link with the FA Girls Centre of Excellence at Blackburn Rovers to ensure that the players who have been involved in the Girls Centre of Excellence are supported as and when required linked into the player recruitment procedure.

We will be offering young players with potential a high quality programme in line with the FA’s recommended guidelines for talented players as well as providing first-rate qualified coaching to aid their overall development in football via UEFA A and B licence male and female coaches.

The PDC allows every player to play for their grassroots club and receive extra coaching on Monday evenings at Lancashire FA in Leyland. The PDC will consist of a 18 week coaching programme as well as a three fixtures in conjunction with other FA PDC’s in the Region. 

The PDC will run coaching sessions and matches for successful players in the U11s, U13s and U15s age groups from October 2012 to April 2013 

We can confirm that FA PDC trials will take place on Monday 17th and 24th September at Lancashire FA headquarters- Registration and presentation will take place in the Sir Tom Finney Suite 

Times are as followed: 
Under 11’s: 5.45pm- 7pm, Under 13’s: 6.45pm- 8pm, Under 15’s: 7.45pm- 9pm

A presentation to players and parents will commence promptly at your age group time then players will spend an hour with the coaches on the 3G Astroturf- No studs or blade boots please.

Please find enclosed a player registration form and a parent consent form for the FA Girls Player Development Centre however please take the time to look at the above link which details the new FA female players pathway in which the Player Development Centre will play an important role  

Deadline for all player nominations is Tuesday 11th September 2012. No nominations will be accepted after this date. Should you have any queries please feel free to contact Michael Nadal on the details below,

All nomination forms should be completed in full and be sent to Owen Coyle, Lancashire FA Apprentice on or by post to the address below. 

Kind Regards

Michael Nadal
Lancashire FA Girls & Women’s Development Officer
Lancashire FA, The County Ground, Thurston Road, Leyland, Lancashire, PR25 2LF

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