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Everton Women announce partnership with local college

Everton Football College and Everton Women have announced a new partnership aim at creating a new all-female development programme which combines sixth-form study with daily football training – and trials for prospective participants will begin next week.

The programme launches in September 2021 at the Simpson FA Hub in Woolton, South Liverpool.

A typical day for students will include academic study in the morning followed by football training, match play and fitness work in the afternoon. The football programme will include daily training from fully qualified coaches with the opportunity to play in local and national youth leagues.

Current Year 11 and Year 12 prospective students are invited to attend our open trials for the programme at the Simpson FA Hub on Friday 9 April from 12pm-3pm. As well as taking part in matches and training sessions, attendees will be able put questions to our teaching and coaching teams. Everton Women staff will also be facilitating the session to scout potential players for the Club’s Academy squad.

The new programme is part of Everton Football College’s dual-career provision, giving young people the chance to develop as footballers while providing a first-class education.

Everton Football College has developed an excellent reputation for academic success and enrichment opportunities. All tutors are fully qualified teachers who will support and encourage students to fulfil their potential in and out of the classroom.

Participants in the new women’s football development course will have the opportunity to step up to Everton Women’s WSL Academy Programme for training and matches when deemed appropriate.

Chris Roberts, Everton Women assistant manager, said: “The dual career opportunities programmes like these offer young people are essential. 

“It shows the Club’s care and dedication to, not only developing footballers and athletes, but providing a platform for young people to succeed academically. 

“The Club wants to help the participants going into the programme have a bright future, whether it’s through a full-time career in football or continuing their journey into further education or the workplace.

“This programme gives us a chance to work talented with young players – particularly late-developers – for a significant period of time. That will give them every chance to reach their potential in football and provide an education that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.”

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