GIRLS FOOTBALL | GIRLS EMERGING TALENT CENTRE (ETC)

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are proud to announce our Female Emerging Talent Centre (ETC).

This will form part of our Female Player Pathway with which connects our full footballing offer for girls from age 5 to full-time education at post-16 level.

The main purpose of an Emerging Talent Centre is Talent ID: To identify and develop future potential players by providing local, accessible high-quality training environments. The new Centres will offer increased playing time, varied football formats and allow players to play for both an Emerging Talent Centre and a grassroots club, school, or representative team, which we hope will enhance the variety of playing experiences.

Trials will be held at The Sheffield Hallamshire Sports Park in September 2022, dates to be released  shortly. Training days will be Tuesday evenings, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

The Centres will be underpinned by five key areas:

1. Better accessibility
2. More inclusivity
3. Reducing the impact of early selection
4. More focused investment
5. Providing more appropriate challenges

Trials will be in September at The Sheffield Hallamshire Sports Park , dates to be released shortly. Training Days will be Tuesday 7pm-8pm and Thursdays 7pm-8pm, venue Sheffield Hallamshire Sports Park

Players can play and train for other clubs alongside the Emerging Talent Centre.

Premier League Chief Football Officer, Tony Scholes said: “The Premier League and our clubs are
committed to developing football at all levels and it is important that girls across the country have
greater opportunities to progress in the game.

“We are pleased to have provided the funding which will significantly enhance the pathways for
young female footballers, and it is great to see the first licences allocated for the new Emerging
Talent Centres.”

Booking information and further dates to be announced. For any questions regarding the ETC Centre coming up you can contact mwhite@rotherhamunited.net | 01709 827 767