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Female Football Academy

Female Football
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At the start of the 2016/17 academic year, Central College is launching its female football academy. The academy sees Central join forces with Notts County Ladies Football Club in order to provide a high quality education and football programme.

Players that enrol on the academy will get two training sessions per week at Central’s Active Football Centre and will play in the highly competitive East Midlands Association of Colleges female football league. Players will also receive strength and conditioning support to help improve their game even more. Furthermore cup fixtures and high quality friendlies will be arranged.

 The coaching element of the academy will be delivered by Tanya Oxtoby, Director of Development at Notts County Ladies FC. The ultimate aim of the academy would be for a student to progress from the college into the Notts County Ladies Women’s Super League squad, who compete against super powers such as Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool.

 The education programme will also be delivered at the Clifton campus and will involve students studying a Level 2 or Level 3 sports qualification, as well as undertaking FA coaching badges, while also gaining vocational experience in refereeing, coaching and leadership.

 Apart from the pathway towards Notts County LFC, students will be able to progress from this course into work, university or even gain a scholarship to an American University.

 For more information on the programme please contact Glen Read, Sport Academy Manager, on