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Durham FA Player Development Centres

Giving every child the opportunity to be the best that they can be

The Durham FA Player Development Centre is a specialist Foundation Phase Football Centre, aimed at boys and girls of all abilities, aged 4-12 years (Reception – Year 7). Children can attend regardless of whether they play for a team or not.

The players are exposed to a coaching programme that will support their technical, tactical, physical, social and psychological development. The sessions consist of a range of Small Sided Games and game related practices, in a fun, safe, learning environment; where the players are encouraged to play with freedom and expression, without the fear of failure.

Durham FA Player Development Centre Session Information

Sedgefield Community College (Sports Hall)
When: Friday evenings, 5.00-7.00pm
Who for: 4-7 years (Reception - Year 2) – 5.00-6.00pm
7-12 years (Year 3 - 7) – 6.00-7.00pm
Cost: £4.00 per session (paid as part of a block booking)

The Player Development Centre is led by our UEFA A Licence Coach, who is FA First Aid trained, FA Safeguarding trained and holds a valid Enhanced DBS Check.

To book place please contact:

Get in touch

Richard Shuffleton - Coach (4-16 years olds)
T: 0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)


The Durham FA Girls Player Development Centre runs on a Friday evening at the Riverside Sports Complex Chester le Street. It caters for U11-U16 girls who also continue to play for their Grassroots Football Club. The programme offers an opportunity for girls to receive additional coaching to support their on-going development. The sessions are age appropriate whilst being engaging and challenging. All of the coaches who lead the sessions are Level 2, 3 or A Licensed.

We will be releasing the details of our Girls Player Development Centre for the 22-23 season shortly. Information will be available on our website and on our social media channels when details have been confirmed. If you would like further information or would like to register your interest for your daughter to attend next season then please email:

Get In Touch

Richard Shuffleton
Coach (4-16 years olds)

T: 0191 3872928 (Option 2 then Option 1)