Five players have been successful after trials to attend Regional Talent Clubs (RTC) in our region.
Beth Walsh-U14 Leeds United Ladies
Jenna Thompson– U14 Leeds United Ladies
Grace Stott– U10 Leeds United Ladies
Ellie Foster– U10 Leeds United Ladies
Izzy Mcginty– U10 York City
The growth of the game over the past 10 years for girls and women has been incredible, both within the domestic and international remit. Due to the ever changing landscape of the game, the FA have reviewed their current infrastructure ensuring that the pathway meets the demands of producing talented players to compete on an international stage.
The Regional Talent Club (RTC) programme includes greater support to clubs who are working with the most talented players. The FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence programme proved that clubs require the opportunity to grow and develop at different rates according to their maturity, as well as the grassroots infrastructure beneath them.
Phil Cook, Football Development Officer said, “This is a fantastic achievement for the five players involved and credit must go to the age groups managers and coaches. The clubs girls section has grown over the years with our U13’s being West Riding League Champions for the 3rd year running. The 2017 season was completed with the age group becoming Tees Valley Champion”
For more information on girl’s football, please contact the Ruth Stott, Girls Secretary 07455190676