Emerging Talent Centres

Girls’ Emerging Talent Centres across England will provide greater accessibility to the Player Pathway

England Football have recently announced the changes to the female pathway and Advanced Coaching Centres will now become Emerging Talent Centres.

A Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) offers talented girls aged eight to 16 the opportunity to develop their skills for a potential future professional football playing career.

The Centres will offer increased playing time, varied football formats and allow players to play for both an Emerging Talent Centre and a grassroots club, school, or representative team, which we hope will enhance the variety of playing experiences. 

The Centres will be underpinned by five key areas:

          1. Better accessibility
          2. More inclusivity
          3. Reducing the impact of early selection
          4. More focused investment
          5. Providing more appropriate challenges

Emerging Talent Centre’s in Durham County:

Sunderland ETC

Durham ETC

For more information on Emerging Talent Centres please contact Helen Edwards at Helen.Edwards@durhamfa.com