Girls Centre of Excellence

The purpose of the Leeds United Girls’ Centre of Excellence is to identify and recruit the most talented local girls to enhance player development incorporating the principles of Long Term Player Development; this provides individuals with technical, psychological and social knowledge to achieve their full potential. The programme means that’s our centre works closely with the England international team to make sure any potential player has the opportunity to be scouted.

The girls play in the FA Girls Centre of Excellence Northern regional fixture programme at U11s, U13s, U15s, U17s and play against other Centre like Lincoln Ladies, Sheffield United, North Yorkshire and Teesside. Open weekends will also see the girls play Manchester United, Liverpool and Blackburn.

Leeds United Centre of Excellence also runs an U9s Development squad where players train once a week, this enables young players to enjoy fun sessions within a Centre of Excellence environment before progressing to trials at U11s. Our female Football Development Centre in Partnership with Boston Spa College also offers pathways to 16-19 years, giving players the opportunity to combine football training and academic studies.

Our Centre along with West Riding County Football Association aim to support local grassroots clubs with a series of in-service events which help further develops coaches. Grassroots coaches have access to four different age groups and have the chance to interact with the centre coaches within a professional environment.

At the moment we have six players from the centre who are currently playing for Leeds United Ladies and have produced England player’s likes of Jess Clarke, Sophie Walton and Leah Galton. As our success continues we will strive to ensure that our commitment to players and coaches is to achieve excellence and make sure that everyone involved with the Centre performs to the very highest standards.

Should you be interested in the Leeds United Girls Centre of Excellence then please do not hesitate to contact us for more information 0113 367 6307 / 6598. Alternatively you can email gary.waddington@leedsunited.com

Fixtures 2012-13