Female Talent Pathway
From September 2023, Derby County Community Trust will be running a brand new Female Talent Pathway in partnership with the current Derby County Women's Academy. The pathway will aim to develop local talent from U10 to U20 level, with the ultimate aim of providing players for the Derby County Women's First Team.
Previously, Derby County Community Trust ran one of 30 FA Regional Talent Centres for talented, female footballers from Under 11 to Under 16 level.
The new pathway aims to deliver enhanced coaching and support designed to improve the development of elite female players.
The age groups (Under 10s, Under 11s, Under 12s, Under 13s, Under 14s, Under 15s, Under 16s, Under 18s and Under 20s) take part in weekly training and regular competitive fixtures.
We have seen many regional and national call-ups and all players are expected to commit to their squads, regularly attend training and take part in strength and conditioning sessions.
Our Football and Education programme also provides sustainable exit routes designed to provide opportunities for talented players.