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CUFITC Awarded Female Emerging Talent Licence For Next Three Years

Enhanced pathway for the female game at Colchester United

22 July 2022

We are delighted to unveil that Colchester United Football in the Community will be a part of the Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) expansion for the 2022/23 to 2025/26 season.

This will enhance our existing pathway for the female game, to sustain its future by providing a wider and more diverse talent pool for England.

Commencing in September 2022, the Emerging Talent Centre is for players, aged 9 to 16, who have been identified with ‘emerging talent’ from either our Girls Development Centre by our staff or at one of our Open Trials:

U8/9 to U11 - Monday 25th July 5:00pm to 6:30pm

U8/9: CLICK HERE

U10: CLICK HERE

U11: CLICK HERE

U12 to U16 – Tuesday 26th July 5:00pm to 6:30pm

U12: CLICK HERE

U13: CLICK HERE

U14: CLICK HERE

U15/16: CLICK HERE

Following the successful licence application, Head of Business Development and Investment, Jake Mullinder said. “This is something that we have been striving for a while, being a part of the England pathway will allow CUFITC to produce elite players that represent the communities of North Essex. The next three years will see the biggest growth in the female game following the Euros this summer and the World Cup in 2023. It is a great time to be involved in football and we aim to provide the best opportunities to all players who want to be a part of Colchester United Women for many years to come.”

“I am so proud and excited to share that CUFITC have been awarded an ETC license. This is a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow our women and girl’s pathway (announced in May), creating more opportunities for all female footballers to love the game and fulfil their potential.” Niamh Gamble, Women’s and Girl’s Development Officer.

Find out more about the new pathway here: CLICK HERE

How will the Emerging Talent Centre work?

Players will undertake weekly sessions focused on developing their game through the application of The FA DNA and player development framework. With access to Sports Therapy Clinics, Educational Workshops, Residential Trips and the opportunity to represent Colchester United during school holidays.

For more information, please see the England Football structure: CLICK HERE

More information will be shared via CUFITC social media platforms in due course.

Facebook – @ColUFITC

Twitter - @ColU_FITC

If you would like to discuss this further or are unable to attend a trial and would like to book, please contact Women’s & Girls Development Officer Niamh Gamble on 01206 755160 or email niamh.gamble@colchesterunited.net


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