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Norwich City Community Sports Foundation children
  • Norwich City CSF - Children
  • Norwich City CSF - Children
  • Norwich City CSF - Children

Girls′ Programme Overview

Here is how the girls' programme is working this season

The Norwich City CSF Girls' football development programme is designed to help young talented female footballers reach their full potential.

With age groups from U10 through to U16, our three-tier high quality training programme is tailored to give players the best opportunity to progress technically as a footballer and to develop social and psychological skills too.

Girls’ Academy Development Programme (Tier One)

The top tier of our advanced provision, training will take place on Thursday evenings at Open Academy.

The programme includes:

  • 36 weeks of 1.5hr training sessions, both outdoor and indoor (futsal)
  • Minimum of 6 competitive fixtures across the season against the likes of Chelsea, Crystal Palace and Watford.
  • Tours, festivals and tournaments
  • Player progress reports, player/parent evenings and development workshops covering themes such as goal setting and health & nutrition.
  • Access to Norwich City match tickets and experiences when available

Elite Player Development Centre (Tier Two)

The EPDC forms the second tier of our provision and training takes place on Tuesday evenings at Open Academy.

The programme includes:

  • 30 weeks of 1.5hr training sessions, both outdoor and indoor (futsal)
  • Minimum of 4 competitive fixtures across the season against the likes of Cambridge United, Reading & Peterborough United.
  • Tours, festivals and tournaments
  • Player progress reports

Player Development Centre (Tier Three)

The third tier of our provision, the PDC takes place on Tuesday evenings at the FDC in Bowthorpe.

The programme includes:

  • 30 weeks of 1.5hr training sessions, both outdoor and indoor (futsal)
  • Four development days across the season
  • Tours, festivals and tournaments
  • Player progress reports

Goalkeeper Player Development Centre

The third tier of our provision, the GK PDC takes place on Tuesday evenings at the FDC.

The programme includes:

  • 30 weeks of 1.5hr training sessions, both outdoor and indoor (futsal)
  • Four development days across the season
  • Fixtures for selected goalkeepers
  • Tours, festivals and tournaments
  • Player progress reports

All our facilities are risk assessed and provide outstanding playing surfaces.

FA Advanced Coaching Centre

The ACC, which is new for the 2015/16 season, is part of the FA girls’ talent pathway and will be delivered by the Norwich City Community Sports Foundation on behalf of the Norfolk FA.

The ACC is designed to support the development of elite female players. The centre is a supplementary training and games programme and will complement both girls’ existing grassroots football as well as CSF’s existing programmes above.

Each player accepted into the ACC will benefit from 29 weeks of coaching at a central venue as well as six competitive fixtures per season. 

Find out more about the ACC here.

Norwich girls take on Millwall 

The Girls’ programme is overseen by the Girls’ & Women’s Football Development Officer (GWFDO). Contact details can be found here.