Launching September 2023, Accrington Stanley Football College will be starting a Full time Girls Academy for 16-19 year olds to help bridge the gap between the successful grassroots girls programme from Accrington Stanley Women FC into adult football at the highest level possible.
All girls who look to join the Full time Girls Academy will:
- Study a BTEC Level 2, 3 or Extended Diploma in Sport
- Train 3 times a week at the Stanley Sports Hub with UEFA Licensed coaches
- Represent ASWFC in weekly daytime fixtures in the EFL North West Division
- Receive a pathway to a career in Sport via University or Scholarships
Our Football College Lead Football Coach and Recruitment Officer, Matt Parkinson commented “The introduction of the full time Girls Academy will allow girls with a passion for football and sport, to develop themselves further both on and off the pitch. We can’t wait for September 2023 to work with our first set of new Accrington Stanley Girls Academy players”.
Current Manager of ASWFC Girls U14’s and former student of Accrington Stanley Football College Kerry Reeves “Joining the Accrington Stanley Football College was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, it was amazing to play football every day and play in competitive games regularly. The Football College gave me a direction in my career choice and I loved every minute of it. Their Volunteering program lead to me having my FA Football level 1 paid for and now I’m employed as a full time Community Sports Coach within ASCT”
Kelly-Ann Groves, Chair of Accrington Stanley Women FC, commented: “What a victory for the Lionesses last night – we have some outstanding players at ASWFC and I’m sure we have future England players among our teams. I echo Ian Wright’s comments, we’ve got to make sure that women and girls are able to play, and get the opportunity to do so – and the launch of this academy will enable them to take football further as a career choice too. This is a fantastic move for women’s football in the Accrington area. This opportunity gives our young women and girls the ability to access the same pathways and educational choices as the boys and men’s teams – building on a solid, sustainable, community driven approach.”
With the ever growing popularity of girls football in the North West and nationally, we want to be a leading club in the North West for developing girls and women’s talent. We want to create a leading pathway from ASWFC U10’s all the way through into our Girls Academy into Elite Women’s Football.
The Accrington Stanley Girls’ Academy will launch in September 2023, with applications being taken now.
To apply now and be a part of this full time program, complete the form below and a member of our Football College staff will be in touch to discuss a follow up meeting in person at the Stanley Sports Hub.
For more information contact us below via:
Call: 01254 475013