NUFC Women's Football Development Centre team partnership

New College Durham has joined forces with the Newcastle United Foundation to give women footballers the chance to take their skills to the next level at its Women’s Football Development Centre.

The New College Durham Football Development Centre gives footballers of all ages and abilities the chance to train as they study. Players will enjoy nine hours top quality coaching from UEFA licensed coaches, have access to impressive training facilities at New College and Consett AFC and play home games at top venues including Consett AFC’s Belle View Stadium. Each member of the Football Development Centre will receive a free Newcastle United training kit and will play matches in a Newcastle United strip.

Women students on level three courses at the college can join the football development centre and play for either the women’s elite team or the women’s team. The women’s elite team offers outstanding opportunities for talented, experienced footballers who want to take their skills to the next level.  The women’s team gives players of all abilities the chance to improve their game.

Steve Bell, Head of School at New College Durham, said: “We are thrilled to launch the Women’s Football Development Centre in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation and NUFC Women’s Team”. The North East has a great tradition in women’s football with local players such as Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze regularly representing England. By offering young women the chance to gain first class coaching from UEFA licensed coaches alongside a top-quality education, we hope to inspire the next generation of women footballers.”

Head of Newcastle United Foundation, Steve Beharall, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for the Foundation as we continue to develop exciting pathways for women and girls. We’re committed to creating opportunities for young people and are delighted to be working with New College Durham.”

The Football Development Centre is recruiting now for September 2021 entry.

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