Female Football Development Centre's are Back

Our Female Football Development Centres are back for our next six-week block. These sessions remain popular, with over 50 girls attending regularly.

The centres run every week during term time on Mondays at Aspire Sports Hub, Garstang Road West, FY3 7JH, at the following times:

Future Lioness Development Centres (£4 each week)

5-6pm – Under 8-10s (girls in Year 3 to Year 5)

6-7pm – Under 11-12s (girls in Year 6 and Year 7)

7-8pm – Under 13-14s (girls in Year 8 and Year 9)

Girls Goalkeeper Development Centres (£7 each week)

6-7pm – Under 8-12s (girls in Year 3 to Year 7)

7-8pm – Under 13-16s (girls in Year 8 to Year 12)

The sessions follow a coaching curriculum with a range of topics designed to develop each player, whilst maintaining engagement and fun. All sessions are delivered by our FA/UEFA qualified coaches who also coach at our FA Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre (ETC). We work closely with each player who attends to help develop their game and give them the tools necessary to play at their highest ability.

Our Future Lioness and Girls Goalkeeper Development Centres are for those who currently play for a team wanting cost-effective, high-quality coaching.

Every six weeks we invite local girls’ grassroots teams to play against our Development Centres, allowing the girls to put the skills they have developed into practice while representing Blackpool FC Community Trust.

Since we launched the Future Lioness sessions 18 months ago, 26 girls have been highlighted and invited into our ETC. The ETC is part of the England Lioness Talent Pathway which works with girls aged Under 9 to 16 from the Fylde Coast and further afield. This opportunity gives selected girls access to a free high-quality training programme, strength and conditioning coaches, access to an onsite physiotherapist, nutritional advice and health and wellbeing support.

A further 11 girls from our Future Lioness Development Centres have developed their game alongside our coaches and have then been invited into other elite programmes including Manchester United Academy and other ETCs including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End, Carlisle, Burnley, and Westmorland.

In addition, two players from our Girls Goalkeeper Development Centres have been invited into the Blackpool FA Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre since they launched six months ago.

If you would like to attend our sessions, or for more information, please email femalefootball@bfcct.co.uk