Girls Academy (RTC)

Our Girls Academy (RTC) is the pinnacle of girl’s football at the Leeds United Foundation. We have 73 elite players in the Academy across four age groups- U12s, U13s, U14s and U16s.  The Academy has tier 1+ status, which has only been achieved by four centres across the country. Our aim is to be one of the country’s strongest elite systems for talented female players, producing players that will play in the Women’s Super League and for England.

Our girls are provided with excellent training facilities, including the use of Leeds Beckett University’s brand-new sports facility, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition and Psychological support in addition to technical and analytical training sessions to maximise their performance. 

The girls play in various leagues starting with the Junior Premier League for the U12s where the girls compete in fixtures against boys who are on the fringes of, or are in, academies. The U13s compete in a boy’s Grassroots League and the U14 and U16 travel to play against other RTCs across the country, such as Manchester United, Liverpool, Sheffield and Blackburn, in the FA England Talent Pathway League.

Impact / Outcome

Our Girls Academy produces top quality players that are not only technically talented but also well-rounded individuals when they progress from the RTC. We have seen many success stories with players representing England and teams across the Women’s Championship and Women’s National League. Our girls also have the option to stay within the pathway through our Post 16 Academy College Programme where the opportunity to combine studies and football is available, continuing the infrastructure and support of the RTC beyond the U16 age group.

How To book: Girls are referred and offered a trial through our Skills Foundation Centres (Development Centres) and Talent Development Centre (Shadow Squad). For more information on these programmes please visit

Contact Details:
Telephone: 0113 367 6598