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News: Not­ting­ham Col­lege team up with Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies FC for new Ladies Foot­ball Academy

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Lyndsey Harkin

Not­ting­ham Col­lege (for­mer­ly Cen­tral Col­lege Not­ting­ham and NCN who merged on 8 June and one of the largest col­leges in the coun­try) has teamed up with Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies FC to run a ladies foot­ball pro­gramme which will be open to 16 – 18 year olds who are enrolled on a full-time course at the col­lege from Sep­tem­ber 2017

Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies FC’s Senior First Team and Reserves cur­rent­ly play in the FA Women’s Pre­mier League and this part­ner­ship pro­vides poten­tial oppor­tu­ni­ties for stu­dents to have a path­way into senior football.

Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies FC First Team Man­ag­er Gra­ham Aber­crom­bie will coach the team and stu­dents will have access to reg­u­lar and struc­tured train­ing, strength and con­di­tion­ing ses­sions, play­er analy­sis as well as play­ing in com­pet­i­tive match­es in the Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges East Mid­lands Foot­ball League.

The Col­lege has run a suc­cess­ful female foot­ball pro­gramme this year and are delight­ed to con­tin­ue this pro­vi­sion with our part­ner Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies FC. We are for­tu­nate to have secured a high­ly qual­i­fied coach to head up the col­lege team who has a depth of knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence of the female game. We are hop­ing to attract female foot­ball play­ers from across the city and coun­ty who are keen to com­bine an aca­d­e­m­ic pro­gramme with high class coach­ing, a strong com­pet­i­tive col­lege league and a poten­tial path­way into Nottingham’s largest female lead­ing foot­ball club. 

 — Diane Garfield, Com­mu­ni­ty and Per­for­mance Sport Manager

We are thrilled to part­ner Not­ting­ham Col­lege in this ven­ture. We hope this will enable more young women to achieve their aca­d­e­m­ic and foot­ball poten­tial, with Not­ting­ham Col­lege pro­vid­ing excel­lence in edu­ca­tion and Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies, through Gra­ham, pro­vid­ing the girls with coach­ing of the high­est qual­i­ty and a pos­si­ble path­way into our senior sides for those who wish to aim high in the Eng­lish game and reach the required standard. 

 — David Shel­ton, Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies Chairman

I’m extreme­ly hap­py to have been offered an oppor­tu­ni­ty to work with Not­ting­ham Col­lege with their fan­tas­tic girl’s foot­ball pro­gram along­side my new role as Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies man­ag­er. It will be great to work with local girls, raise the pro­file of girl’s foot­ball in the area through the excel­lent work being done at the col­lege and to ensure that there are some out­stand­ing addi­tion­al path­ways to senior foot­ball at Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies. Excit­ing times. 

 — Gra­ham Aber­crom­bie, Not­ting­ham For­est Ladies FC First Team Manager

For more infor­ma­tion on the Ladies foot­ball Acad­e­my please con­tact either Glen Read or Abbi Bladon tel. 0115 9146457

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  • 4th July 2017 (1:14 PM)
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