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Emerging Talent Centre (ETC)

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The ETC is part of our Female Player Pathway which connects our full footballing offer for girls from age five to full-time education at post-16 level.

Aiming to attract footballers aged 8 to 16, the ETC is delivered in 15-week blocks with trials taking place every 15 weeks for new players to join. Training takes place across three venues:

- Derby Football Hub at Racecourse (U9s/U10s/U11s/U12s/U13s)
Mondays, 5.00-6.30pm

- Queen's Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield
Tuesdays, U10s/U12s: 4-5pm | U14s/U16s: 5pm-6pm

- Friesland School (U9-U16 all age groups)
Fridays, 5.00-8.00pm (dependent on age group)

Our next set of trials are for the Friesland ETC. These will take place on the following dates:

Friday 1st March 2024
U13/U14/U15/U16s: 5-8pm

Since our ETC launched in September 2022, we have also taken part in friendly fixtures and hosted a tournament which included a visit from Manchester United's ETC. As we move forward, we will be hosting a lot more fixtures and tournaments as well as vising other clubs for some away fixtures.

All players who are part of the ETC also receive a full Derby County training kit to wear at the sessions.

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

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

There is a cost of £60 per 15-week block which covers all training and kit costs. We can also provide support for families on lower income to ensure that the centre is fully accessible.

Please note, we are currently at capacity and that submission will re-open in September 2024. In the meantime, you can express you interest for more information by filling out the form below. 

Player Name
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