14 May 2012
Budding female footballers invited to try out for Centre of Excellence
Budding female footballers are being invited to try out for Liverpool Ladies’ youth set-up.
The Liverpool Girls Centre of Excellence, one of only 30 such centres in the UK, will host its annual regional trials event in June.
Girls aged 7 – 17 are invited to take part in the trial for the centre of excellence, which offers structured and progressive coaching and education in areas such as sports leadership, sports psychology, injury management and fitness and nutrition.
Liverpool Girls’ CofE currently has more than 80 talented footballers on its books, providing them with technical and educational programmes designed to enhance skills and personal development. Girls have until Friday 8 June to apply for this year’s intake and must complete an application form before the trials.
Current Liverpool Ladies’ and WSL stars Sam Chappell and Caroline Charlton are former alumni of the centre, and teammates Vicky and Kelly Jones are among its coaches.
Kevin Quigley, centre technical director, said: “This is a great opportunity for female footballers that want to get involved in the game to do so in a structured and progressive environment.
“We’re welcoming applications across all age groups and are looking forward to seeing what talent there is among the region’s girl footballers.”
Liverpool Ladies is a founder member of the FA Women’s Super League – England’s top women’s football league.
The club is welcoming applications from any player of good ability that believes that they could benefit from Centre of Excellence coaching. Trials begin on Monday 11 June at St Edmund Arrowsmith Centre for Learning in Whiston. Sessions are free of charge and will take place on Astroturf.
The age groups for the new Centre of Excellence season are; U17, U15, U13, U11, U9 and players must be under the relevant age on 31 December 2012.
For more information on the trials and Liverpool Girls Centre of Excellence email firstname.lastname@example.org.