Girls' Regional Talent Centre
Derby County Community Trust host one of 30 FA Regional Talent Centres for talented, female footballers from Under 11 to Under 16 level.
The centre aims to deliver enhanced coaching and support designed to improve the development of elite female players through the FA Girls’ England talent pathway.
The four age groups (Under 11s, Under 12s, Under 14s and Under 16s) take part in weekly training and regular competitive fixtures against other RTCs and local grassroots teams.
We have seen several regional and national call-ups within the centre and all players are expected to commit to their squads, regularly attend training and take part in strength and conditioning sessions.
There is also an exclusive player pathway in place to support the ongoing development of female footballers throughout their career, in partnership with the Derby County Women’s team and our own Football and Education programme. This provides sustainable exit routes designed to provide opportunities for talented players.
“We are committed to creating long-lasting value for the local organisations and communities that we are a part of and sponsoring the Girls’ RTC at Derby County has been no exception. We look forward to following and supporting their achievements in the coming years”
Training takes place at the University of Derby Sports Centre and runs for 30 weeks of the year. Younger players (U11 and U12) are expected to attend three hours of training per week and older age groups (U14 and U16) have four hours of training per week with access to additional strength and conditioning sessions.
Teams are kindly supported through sponsorship by local businesses, which this year include Aarsleff Ground Engineering Ltd and Kev Brett Design.