Girls' Emerging Talent Centre

Devon FA Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre – Trials for 2023-24 Season

We are delighted to announce the date for next season’s Devon FA Girls ETC trials.

The trials will take place at Devon FA, Newton Abbot for the u12, u14 and u16 age groups on Sunday 25th June 2023.

These PHASE ONE trials are for new players who were not part of the Devon FA Girls' Emerging Talent Centre last season (2022-23).

U12 - 09:45 - 11:45am
U14 - 12:15 - 2:15pm
U16 - 2:45 - 4:45pm

UNDER 12 - born between 01/09/2011 - 31/08/2013 (school year 6 & 7 as of 1st Sep 2023)

UNDER 14 - born between 01/09/2009 - 31/08/2011 (school year 8 & 9 as of 1st Sep 2023)

UNDER 16 - born between 01/09/2007 - 31/08/2009 (school year 10 & 11 as of 1st Sep 2023)

Players who impress at Phase One will be invited back the following week (Sunday 2nd July) for the Phase Two trials, joined by players from our 2022-23 squads. Selections for our 2023-24 squads will be made following the Phase Two trials.

To register for the Phase One trials on Sunday 25th June please complete this form

For more information, or questions contact matthew.hodgson@devonfa.com

Following the recent FA review into the national structure of the Girls’ Talent Pathway, we are delighted to be able to continue delivering an FA Licensed programme for girls in the area. Now called the Devon FA Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre (previously Advanced Coaching Centre) our programme runs age groups at u12, u14 and u16 and is aimed at providing the best possible environment for talented young female players to develop, alongside their other club football.

You can read a bit more about the ETC programme here

Across the Country, The FA are vastly increasing the number of Licensed Centres to give better access opportunities for talented young girls. In Devon this year, we now have two other FA Licensed ETC’s in addition to our own. Argyle Community Trust who run a Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre at u10, u11 and u12 age groups and Exeter City in The Community (u10 in Exeter, and u10 & u12 in North Devon) are now helping to expand the opportunity to wider areas of the County.