NEWS
FA to establish female-dedicated performance centres on university campuses
POSTED 17 Jul 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
Eight university campuses will become home to High Performance Centres built specifically for women’s football as part of the Football Association’s (FA) plan to increase participation.

Northumbria University, Sheffield Hallam University, a Manchester consortia of Manchester Metropolitan and the University of Manchester, and a Nottingham consortia of the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University will host centres in the north of England.

In the south and Midlands, partnerships have been made with the University of Birmingham, the University of Chichester, the University of Gloucestershire and St Mary’s University.

The centres have been built to provide an “educational and community-based setting” to develop coaches to focus solely on the needs of women footballers and the women’s game.

They will establish a connection between the England talent pathway and Women’s Super League clubs.

The university environment will also “facilitate both academic and football ambitions” for players and coaches, with opportunities to study modules in sports science, sports medicine and coaching.

Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA’s head of women’s football, said the centres are a “further proof point of the FA’s commitment to transform the future of women’s football” in England.

“They will ensure aspiring coaches and talented players in all parts of the country have access to the best training and support possible, providing us with the greatest opportunity for success at all levels of international football,” she added.

The FA has the ambition to double participation and fan numbers of the women’s game by 2020.
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - FA to establish female-dedicated performance centres on university campuses...
25 Apr 2018 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

17 Jul 2017

FA to establish female-dedicated performance centres on university campuses
BY Matthew Campelli

Sue Campbell was appointed as the FA's head of women's football in 2015

Sue Campbell was appointed as the FA's head of women's football in 2015

Eight university campuses will become home to High Performance Centres built specifically for women’s football as part of the Football Association’s (FA) plan to increase participation.

Northumbria University, Sheffield Hallam University, a Manchester consortia of Manchester Metropolitan and the University of Manchester, and a Nottingham consortia of the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University will host centres in the north of England.

In the south and Midlands, partnerships have been made with the University of Birmingham, the University of Chichester, the University of Gloucestershire and St Mary’s University.

The centres have been built to provide an “educational and community-based setting” to develop coaches to focus solely on the needs of women footballers and the women’s game.

They will establish a connection between the England talent pathway and Women’s Super League clubs.

The university environment will also “facilitate both academic and football ambitions” for players and coaches, with opportunities to study modules in sports science, sports medicine and coaching.

Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA’s head of women’s football, said the centres are a “further proof point of the FA’s commitment to transform the future of women’s football” in England.

“They will ensure aspiring coaches and talented players in all parts of the country have access to the best training and support possible, providing us with the greatest opportunity for success at all levels of international football,” she added.

The FA has the ambition to double participation and fan numbers of the women’s game by 2020.



Connect with
Leisure Management
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Unesco mobilises academics to promote heritage protection in Africa
Unesco mobilises academics to promote heritage protection in Africa   24 Apr 2018

Unesco's World Heritage Centre will this week be hosting a heritage workshop as part of its mandate to promote culture and education in Africa. .... more>>
Cream of tourism crop revealed with VisitEngland's latest Awards for Excellence
Cream of tourism crop revealed with VisitEngland's latest Awards for Excellence   24 Apr 2018

VisitEngland has named the best Britain's tourism industry has to offer, announcing the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence. The awards, .... more>>
HLF invests in Skills for the Future campaign with Welsh railway training scheme
HLF invests in Skills for the Future campaign with Welsh railway training scheme   24 Apr 2018

Wales' biggest tourist railway has secured national lottery funding to support an ambitious training scheme encouraging careers in the heritage .... more>>
Scotland targets alco-tourism with £150m investment into Scotch Whisky projects
Scotland targets alco-tourism with £150m investment into Scotch Whisky projects   24 Apr 2018

Britain's largest alcohol distiller is looking to take a leaf out of Ireland's booming alco-tourism trade by announcing plans to invest £150m .... more>>
Greater Palm Springs CVB is first US destination to join WTA
Greater Palm Springs CVB is first US destination to join WTA   23 Apr 2018

The Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau has become the first marketing organisation in the US to join the newly formed Wellness Tourism .... more>>
Mapping the Museum Digital Skills Ecosystem: New research aims to transform digital use in museums
Mapping the Museum Digital Skills Ecosystem: New research aims to transform digital use in museums   23 Apr 2018

New research aimed at transforming the ways museums in the UK use digital technologies to share their collections and engage new audiences with their .... more>>
Company profile


Proinsight Research Ltd

Our main services are mystery shopping, internal audits and consumer research.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Getting Riggy With It – Completely bespoke functional training rig solutions from EXF

Getting Riggy With It – Completely bespoke functional training rig solutions from EXF

At EXF our functional training rigs are anything but ordinary. More>>




in this issue

• Boutique fitness boom fuelled by women
• Fusion opens zynk-designed London club
• The Principal opens organic wellness spa



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £17,133 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Witney, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £10.20 per hour
Location: Ruislip, UK
Company: GLL
Front of House Receptionists
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dagenham, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




22-25 Apr 2018

Arabian Travel Market

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates



Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1
Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Editor’s letter: Failing the elderly
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2015 issue 1

Leisure Management
2015 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Fitness: Wild fitness
A look at the new breed of animalinspired workout classes taking the fitness industry by storm More>>
  Trends: Breaking the mould
Consumer behaviour is increasingly unpredictable. We look at how canny businesses are responding More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd