Emerging Talent Centre (ETC)
Grow The Game!
Derby County Community Trust are pleased to announce that we have been granted one of 60 national licenses to run a Female Emerging Talent Centre (ETC).
This will form part of our Female Player Pathway with which connects our full footballing offer for girls from age five to full-time education at post-16 level.
Aiming to attract footballers aged 8 to 16, trials will be held for our Centre in September 2022. Training will take place on Friday evenings at Friesland School, from 5.00-6.30pm, for 30 weeks of the year, with half-termly fixtures.
Players can play and train for other clubs alongside the Emerging Talent Centre.
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
There will be a cost of £120 per year which covers all training and kit costs. We can also provide support for families on lower income to ensure that the Centre is fully accessible.
We are working alongside Derby County Women and the Derbyshire County FA on this project.
Contact Gemma Barrowcliff, Education Support, on either [email protected] or 07947621529 for more information!
Block 1 of our ETC is underway
Each block of the ETC runs for 15 weeks, our first block will run from Friday 21st October to Friday 17th February.
Register your interest for Block 2
If you have missed the first block, not to worry! You can register your interest for our trials for Block 2 below. Trial dates for Block 2 will take place on Friday 24th February and Friday 3rd March, with the first week of Block 2 starting on Friday 10th March. To register your interest for Block 2, please enter your details below.