Marjons New Womens High Performance Football Centre

Marjon University become the 9th Women's High Performance Football Centre in England

The FA are delighted to welcome Plymouth Marjon University as their newest Women’s High Performance Football Centre. 

They join as the ninth centre in England, and will provide a high-quality educational and community-based setting to recruit, develop and deploy coaches for the women’s and girls’ game in the South-West.

These coaches will also be supported to lead and inspire player development, specifically in the women’s and girls’ game across the region and will work alongside other FA staff and the surrounding County FA’s (Devon, Cornwall & Dorset). 

Audrey Cooper, Head of Women's Coach Development
It’s fantastic to have Plymouth Marjon University join our growing network of Women’s High Performance Football Centres. They are perfectly situated and set up to drive the development of aspiring coaches in the south west, all of whom will play a crucial role in providing excellent football experiences for women and girls in the region. 
- Audrey Cooper, Head of Women’s Coach Development


The FA's Women’s High Performance Football Centre initiative was launched in 2017 in partnership with British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), with eight original centres announced at universities across the country. 

Their role is to support and drive The FA’s ambition to increase the number and quality of coaches, both of which are central to the growth of the women’s game.

Plymouth Marjon will take on this responsibility within their region, while at the same time providing talented players with an environment to drive their academic and football ambitions.

They’ll offer a variety of services such as coaching, sports science and sports medicine alongside scholarship opportunities.

They’ll also have a focus on creating the next generation of the game’s behind-the-scenes workforce, including volunteers, administrators and development staff.

You can find out more about how to access their services and get involved by emailing Chris Smietanka