Suffolk FA have supported Ipswich Town FC in their application to obtain a licence to run a Girls’ Advanced Coaching Centre in the 2019-20 season.
The centre, which will be licenced and supported by the Football Association, will provide talented young female players throughout Suffolk and the surrounding areas with weekly additional training and fixtures, whilst still playing for their clubs.
Suffolk FA Girls' & Women's football Development Officer Rebecca Bolton said: “The Girls’ Advanced Coaching Centre will provide girls at U12, U14 and U16 age groups with season-long coaching once a week at the Ipswich Training Centre at Playford Road and a fixture programme with a minimum of six fixtures a season to support the girls’ development.
“This bespoke pathway for the East of England will ensure talented young females across Suffolk are given every opportunity of progressing through the Female Elite Talent Pathway.
“Within this pathway players will be working with highly qualified coaches including a goalkeeping coach. The girls also have access to an experienced physio who attends training sessions every other week.”