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Arsenal Women Player Development Programme

Arsenal Women are looking for girls aged 8 – 15 years old to join the Arsenal Women Player Development Programme. On Wednesday 22 August, trials will take place for girls across a range of different ages and positions:

•        Under 10’s
•        Under 12’s
•        Under 14’s
•        Under 16’s
•        Goalkeepers (U12, U14 & U16 only)

The Arsenal Women Player Development Programme (PDP) aims to support girls in their football development, preparing them for the next step in their football journey. The PDP is part of the Arsenal Women Development Pathway and will provide weekly 90-minute coaching sessions for 24 weeks from September 2018 to March 2019. Any girls who play in grassroots football are eligible to take part in the PDP.

The PDP will take place across the following times and locations:

Day  Centre  Time 
Monday Borehamwood Football Club, WD6 5AL
17:30 – 19:00
Tuesday University of Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU 17:00 – 18:30
Wednesday Rectory Park, Middlesex, UB5 5FA 17:30 – 19:00
Thursday Nicholas Breakspear School, St Albans, AL4 0TT 17:00 – 19:00
Friday Ashlyns School, Berkhamsted, HP4 3AH 18:00 – 20:00

** PDP places will be allocated on availability, age groups & the grassroots team you play for

Through the work at the PDP Arsenal Women aim to support the development of every girl in the programme, both technically and physically, but also psychologically and socially, building the skills and confidence to fulfil their potential on and off the football pitch. They want girls to:

•        Learn to master the ball
•        Learn to compete in a team
•        Love the game

Across the 2018/19 season, the Player Development Programme will provide the following opportunities:
 
•        24x 90 minute coaching sessions
•        Arsenal Training Top
•        Player Learning Journal
•        2x PDP Festivals
•        2x Player Feedback Reviews (Sent electronically)
•        Access to online Community (Hive) for Arsenal to provide updates to parents on the programme
•        And much more!

As well as elements included in the price of the programme, they will also be looking to provide additional opportunities for the PDP players. These may incur an additional cost, but will look to include:

•        International Experience Day at St George’s Park 
•        Fixtures against Domestic & International Opponents
•        Opportunities to play in other football festivals
•        Exclusive PDP Holiday Sessions

Throughout the season, all girls joining the PDP will also become an Arsenal Women Junior Member, which will entitle girls to access all elements of a Junior Membership, including:

•        Entry to all home Arsenal Women Women’s Super League fixtures for the 2018/19 season
•        Entry to ballots for exclusive opportunities
•        And much more!

More details on the Junior Membership will be released in due course.

For more information about the programme, please CLICK HERE

If you would like to apply for your daughter to take place in the Player Development Programme trial, please complete the online form, available through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/DhohD10Ae1BUog812  

Places are limited at the trials, and will be distributed based on availability, and a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions about the Arsenal Women Player Development Programme, please contact Development Officer, Tom Hartley, on thartley@Arsenal.co.uk