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Girls Development Centre

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The Colchester United Female Development Centre is an invitation-only development programme for talented girls from U7s to U16s age groups. 

The Centre aims to nurture and retain advanced players, whilst offering appropriate progression pathways and exit routes for players through working in partnership with the Essex FA Regional Talent Club.

Development Centre coaches will demand a high standard in training and matches and players should come open-minded to training and be prepared to be tested week-in-week-out, technically, physically and also mentally. 

Players are assessed by the coaches in their weekly training sessions and also have the opportunity to participate in fixtures against other professional football clubs such as Norwich City, Peterborough United and Cambridge United.

The Development Centre is designed to provide extra training to advanced players and does not interfere with their current Grassroots team.

Are you a talented female footballer who would like the opportunity to develop further within Colchester United’s Development Centre?

Would you benefit from the following?

• Weekly training sessions at our Colchester based centre with our FA & UEFA qualified coaches, many of whom also work within the Essex Regional Talent Club.
• Match play opportunities against other top professional clubs such as Norwich City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs in the school holidays.
• Opportunities to progress into Elite levels of football.

Then please come along to our trial on Monday the 27th of July, 4.30pm - 6:00pm at Shrub End Community & Sports Centre.

To book on the Open Trial, click HERE

If you think you have what it takes to become part of our Centre then get in contact at carla.dickinson@colchesterunited.net.

To book onto our other trials or Development Centre sessions, please visit our Official Soccer Schools website.