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COMMUNITY: SBitC Girls Emerging Talent Centre play at St George’s Park!

16 June 2023

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COMMUNITY: SBitC Girls Emerging Talent Centre play at St George’s Park!

16 June 2023

Sky Blues in the Community's Girls Emerging Talent Centre this week had the amazing opportunity to play at St George’s Park!

Thanks to funding from the Premier League, The FA unveiled plans at the start of the year to grow its existing talent programme for women’s football, with the introduction of up to 70 Girls’ Emerging Talent Centres (GETC), aiming to sustain its future and provide a wider and more diverse talent pool for the game.

Sky Blues in the Community launched our very own GETC at the beginning of this year, aimed towards girls from school years 4 to 9.

Since the launch back in February, the girls have worked extremely hard out on the pitch covering numerous areas of their game; combination and link up play, passing into space, passing forward and breaking lines, as well as some classroom-based learning, covering areas such as, long-term athletic development.

Rewarding their hard work and dedication, our SBITC GETC got the experience of a lifetime, as they travelled to St. George's Park, the proud home to all 23 of England’s national football teams, on Monday 12 June to play Burton Albions GETC in a set of friendlies.

Our U10's and U12's teams kicked off to a positive performance, playing exceptionally well, with both teams leading their games. Unfortunately, due to extreme weather conditions both games had to be abandoned.

Our U14's made it to the pitch and managed to avoid the adverse weather, finishing their game with an outstanding performance but unfortunately conceded in the final minutes.

Despite the results and crazy thunderstorms, our coaches are incredibly impressed with the development of all our girls this year.

James Green, Female Football Development Coordinator, commented: “It was amazing to see the players smiling, having fun, playing with confidence and putting into practice everything they have learned so far.”

For more information about our GETC, please contact our Female Football Development Coordinator, James Green at james.green@sbitc.org.uk or alternately you can call 02476 100 525.

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