HoW College launches a Women’s Football Academy

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HoW College launches a Women’s Football Academy

21 February 2019

Group of 5 females in matching black football jackets smiling and stood in a field holding footballs.

Following on from the success of its Men’s Football Academy, Heart of Worcestershire College (HoW College) is set to launch a Women’s Football Academy at its Worcester campus this September.

The academy invites women aged 16-19 studying on the College’s Further Education (FE) sport programmes and women 19+ undertaking their Foundation Degree in Sports Leadership and Management to become involved with the sport.

Women who join the academy will undertake training twice a week at Perdiswell Leisure Centre, as well as engage in fixtures and tournaments every Wednesday.

Talking about the academy, Head Coach, Mark Owen said:

“This is an exciting development opportunity to provide high class football training and playing for young women aged 16 and over in the Worcestershire area.

We already have a strong reputation in shaping young footballers careers by supporting their academic and playing needs. We have industry leading facilities at our new Perdiswell campus and first rate coaching and teaching staff to support learner’s journeys.”

Sports and Public Services CRQ Leader, Judd Doughty added:

“The academy is amazing opportunity for women of all ages to get involved with football.

This summer is the FIFA Women’s World Cup and we will see 24 teams from around the world playing elite level football which we hope will inspire more females to undertake the sport, playing in local teams and clubs.”

As well as fully qualified coaches and purpose built facilities, the academy offers women injury support and advice with a Sports Therapist to aid their training.

Entry to the academy is subject to a successful trial, which will be held on Wednesday 29th May, 9am-12pm, at Perdiswell Sports Centre.

Get more information about studying sport and playing for the College’s Football Academy