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Delivering a pathway where likeminded, local, talented footballers can maximise their personal progression both on and off the pitch

The Girls’ Football Development Programme is designed to help young talented female footballers reach their full potential.

With age groups from U8 through to U16, our programme is tailored to give players the best opportunity to progress technically as a footballer and to help them develop socially and psychologically.

We deliver our Girls’ Football Development Programme across a three-tier system, through the Academy Development Programme (ADP), the Elite Player Development Centre (EPDC) and the Player Development Centre (PDC).

The Academy Development Programme is the top tier of our provision.

Training takes place on Thursday evenings at Open Academy over 32 weeks (1.5hr sessions).

A fixture programme across the season sees matches against the likes of Chelsea, Crystal Palace and local mixed teams, as well as opportunities to take part in festivals, development days tournaments and tours.

The Elite Player Development Centre forms the second tier of our provision.

Training takes place on Tuesday evenings at Easton College over 30 weeks (1.5hr sessions).

A fixture programme across the season sees matches against the likes of Colchester United, Reading and Peterborough United, as well as opportunities to take part in festivals, development days tournaments and tours.

The Player Development Centre forms the third tier of our provision.

Training takes place on Tuesday evenings at the FDC in Bowthorpe over 30 weeks (1.5 hr training sessions).

Players can also benefit from development days, tours, festivals and tournaments across the year.

GK PDC
The goalkeeper PDC takes place on Tuesday evenings at the FDC over 30 weeks (1.5 hr training sessions), and across a number of development days.

Selected goalkeepers will enjoy fixtures, tours, festivals and tournaments.

The FA Advanced Coaching Centre is part of the FA girls’ talent pathway and will be delivered by the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation on behalf of the Norfolk FA.

The ACC is designed to support the development of elite female players.

The centre is a supplementary training and games programme and will complement both girls’ existing grassroots football as well as CSF’s Football Development Programme tiers.

Each player accepted into the ACC will benefit from 29 weeks of coaching at a central venue as well as six competitive fixtures per season.

Find out more about the ACC FA Advanced Coaching Centre.

Success stories

Success stories

We’re very proud of the large number of programme participants that have gone on to achieve great things, both  on or off the field.

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"Chloe had the best time yesterday at the match: what an amazing opportunity, she was buzzing all the way home! All the extra opportunities to play in games have been brilliant. She doesn't have much confidence or self belief and this has all helped."

Claire Gravett

Parent