Derby County have been awarded tier 2 Regional Talent Club licence to further develop the highly successful Girls Centre of Excellence.

The licence, which is funded nationally by the FA, will see the Derby County Community Trust deliver an elite football programme for girls aged U10, U12, U14 and U16.

The award will see the Girls Centre of Excellence, which has been running for 7 years, convert into a Regional Talent Club.

The centre already has a proven track record of developing players into England Talent Camps, England Squads, Derby County Ladies and Womens Super League Clubs.

Following the Award, Head of Community Simon Carnall Said:

“We are proud and delighted to have been allocated tier 2 Regional Talent Club Licence and look forward to developing our relationship with Derby County Ladies to offer outstanding opportunities to female players”

He added “We are hugely passionate and committed to developing the female side of the game, our commitment over the past 7 years through the Centre of Excellence and grass roots provision demonstrates that.”

Further information on the DCFC Girls Centre of Excellence can be found online at:

If you are interested in trialling or are after more information, please contact Centre Manager, Natasha Naqwi: [email protected]

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