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Female Academy

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Watford FC Community Sports & Education Trust and Westfield Academy have joined forces to create a Female Football Academy. This exciting programme will give talented young players between the ages of 16-19 the chance to combine academic studies with practical football experience, designed to bridge the gap between grassroots and academy football.

Players from the academy will train daily and will play on a competitive basis, which is an experience similar to football academies nationwide. In addition to the training, players have the choice of either completing the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport or a variety of A Levels, with the support and guidance of the highly skilled teaching staff.

All players are provided with Watford FC training kit.

We provide players with the skills required to help them progress to further education and football as well as gain experience necessary to work in community football coaching and other areas within the sports industry. Players will receive training in football coaching leading to FA Coaching badges, emergency aid and grounding in safeguarding issues and practice.

All courses are staffed by fully qualified professionals, both on and off the field. This allows flexibility for students to choose from a combination of pathways to match their ability, aptitude, interests and aspirations.

The Football Academy is a fantastic opportunity for young people keen to develop their talent on the football pitch and find a route into a career in football coaching, the leisure/sports industry or university.

For more information please contact Sarah Lewis via email sle@westfield.herts.sch.uk

Download the Female Football Academy Flyer

We have arranged our 2017 trial dates –

  • Tuesday 14th February 2017 on the 3G astroturf -  12.00-2.00pm
  • Thursday 16th February 2017 on the 3G astroturf – 12.00-2.00pm
  • Tuesday 4th April 2017 on the 3G astroturf – 12.00-2.00pm
  • Thursday 4th May 2017 on the 3G astroturf – 5.00-7.00pm
  • Tuesday 30th May 2017 on the 3G astroturf – 12.00-2.00pm