Our Girls Talent Development Centre is an invitation only programme, accessed through a trial process. The programme is for players who show potential of accessing the Girls Academy. As this is solely a training programme, girls can continue to play for their grassroots clubs and play competitive football in grassroots settings. The Talent Development Centre focuses on the individual player, working to improve their technical ability to push them into the Academy. There is a strong emphasis on positional roles and responsibilities, with training focusing on the tactical elements of the game. Training at the Centre follows a specific blueprint which has been developed for this programme alone.
The Talent Development Centre is a weekly training session that runs on Friday evenings 5pm-9pm. Currently the programme hosts 8 age groups - U10s to U17s.
Impact / Outcome
The Talent Development Centre formally known as the Shadow Squad has been extremely successful thus far in providing the Academy with girls of high quality across various age groups. 68% of girls accepted into the Academy came from the Talent Development Centre programme in the 2021/22 trials.
How To book: Girls are referred and offered a trial through our Skills Foundations Centres and Wildcats programmes. For more information on these programmes and how to book please see the website - https://tickets.leedsunited.com/en-gb/categories/women-girls
Telephone: 0113 367 6598
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