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Nottingham Forest Ladies' FC Education Academy

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At the start of the 2017/18 academic year, Nottingham College launched its Nottingham Forest Ladies FC Education Academy.

Players that enrol on the academy will get two training sessions per week and will play in the highly competitive East Midlands Association of Colleges Female Football League. Players will also receive strength and condition support to help improve their game even more. Furthermore, cup fixtures and high quality friendlies will be arranged.

The education programme will also be delivered at the Basford centre and will involve students studying a Level 2 or 3 sports qualification, as well as undertaking FA coaching badges, while also gaining vocational experience in refereeing, coaching and leadership.

Students will be able to progress from this course into work, university or even gain a scholarship to an American University.

For more information on the programme please contact Diane Garfield on 0115 912 5502 ext 7976 or

Meet Graham Abercrombie, Nottingham Forest Ladies' FC First Team Manager

Graham is an UEFA A Licence coach and has worked for a number of clubs such as West Bromwich Albion Ladies FC Manager - Honours: Premier League Champions, Birmingham County Cup Champions, Aston Villa Ladies FC Manager, Worcester City Ladies Manager - Honours: Midlands Premier League 1 Champions, Midlands Premier League Champions, Worcestershire and Herefordshire County Cup Champions x 2.

Graham says:
“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”

Ready to Apply?

Have a look at the NottinghamForest Ladies’ FC Education Academy courses:

Once you have applied, please complete this Health Declaration Form and bring it with you when you come to your interview.