The finest young female footballers from across the West of Scotland have been utilising training facilities at New College Lanarkshire’s dedicated sports campus in Broadwood Stadium.
The Scottish Football Association (FA) Regional Performance Hub have been training 40 girls from the Under-14 and Under-16 squads in the Broadwood Campus – taking advantage of the learning, fitness and football facilities on offer.
Part of a partnership between the College and the Scottish Football Association, the project allows the young footballers to learn how their development could continue through attending college and the range of facilities on offer, encouraging them to progress in the sport through education.
Kerry Kennedy, Scottish FA Girls and Women’s Club Development Officer, said:
“New College Lanarkshire has created an incredible learning environment for our talented young female players.
“Through this collaborative project we have utilised the fantastic facilities Broadwood Campus has to offer in order to enhance the theoretical and practical capabilities of our Scottish FA Regional Performance Squad players.
“The College’s investment into developing women’s football has produced a remarkable opportunity for young women to pursue further education in a unique environment.
“The recently launched female football performance course will allow students to combine football and education where they can develop both practical skills and theoretical knowledge whilst providing progression pathways into higher education or a career in the sports industry.”
Todd Lumsden, Curriculum and Quality Leader for Sport at the College, said: “At New College Lanarkshire we are committed to developing women’s football which is why we have recently launched a female-only football performance course – aiming to improve skill, confidence and knowledge of the game in a tailored environment.
“It is fantastic to see so much young female talent at the Scottish FA Regional Performance Squads and allow them to use the impressive facilities we have on offer.
“We hope it will inspire them to continue to develop and consider combining their training with study at Broadwood to receive industry skills and qualifications.”
The Women into Football Performance course at the College is currently accepting applications. For more information, visit: https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/sport/women-into-football-performance