Arsenal Ladies FC and the community

Player Development Programme

Arsenal Ladies run a community initiative aimed at assisting the development of 7-14 year old girls playing for grassroots clubs.

The club will offer coaching blocks (5,6 & 7 weeks long), where players will receive tailored coaching in small groups to help them improve their game.

Following the course, participants will be provided with a written report of their progress, to assist them when they return to their grassroots club.

The programme, open to 7-14 year olds, launches next week September 9th 2014. 15 places will be available in each block.

New dates will be released in July 2015.


Arsenal Ladies Club Associates 

Arsenal Ladies will be supporting the work of grassroots girls’ football clubs through a new club associate programme launched in September 2014.

The scheme, which aims to grow the women’s game and aid the development of young female players, will support local teams with advice on training methods and recruitment.

The Gunners will also run special guest coaching sessions at local clubs, and offer their players the opportunity to be ball girls at Arsenal Ladies matches.

Arsenal Ladies development officer Ciara Allan said: “We are delighted to launch this new programme and to demonstrate our commitment to supporting the growth of the female game.

“The work that some of these clubs are doing within their local communities is fantastic and we hope to use this programme as a vehicle to support and expand their current work so we can help engage and retain more female players within football.”

Basic club associates - clubs developing girls football for the very first time:

· Borehamwood 2000

· London Colney Colts

Advanced club associates – clubs developing an already established base:

· Enfield Town Ladies

· Bedwell Rangers

· St Albans City Youth

· Harvesters FC

· Kinja FC

· Garston Ladies

· Colebrook Royals

Education Offer

For Season 2014/15 Arsenal Ladies are pleased to offer an extensive range of services to educational institutes. Each programme can be designed to suit specific needs however, please see below an insight into a few elements that we can provide. For further information please contact Arsenal Ladies Development Officer Ciara Allan 01727 747 453.

School Assemblies with ALFC First team players

Innovative & inspirational assemblies with our Ladies first team players which help promote female football and healthy lifestyles as well as providing opportunities to find out the real story of being an elite player.

Female Football – Breakfast, Lunchtime, After School Sessions

A wide variety of female only football sessions designed to develop players of all abilities and provide them with a suitable exit route into the next step on their pathway.

Gifted & Talented Days

A range of days designed to educate, stimulate and reward excellent students or athletes from within schools.

BTEC unit support

Use of Arsenal Ladies First Team players and coaching team to help support student learning through a mixture of practical and theoretical elements linked into BTEC modules.

GCSE Classes

Specifically designed practical coaching sessions delivered by the Arsenal Ladies coaching team which support the understanding and development of key principles in line with the national curriculum for football.

Junior Football Leaders Courses

The Football Association’s 6 hour qualification for students aged 12+ years, delivered by Arsenal Ladies Coaching staff, designed to provide an insight into areas of football including playing, coaching, officiating & tournament organisation as well as support with accessing further opportunities to utilise the skills learnt.



Arsenal Ladies Soccer Schools

For girls who wish to be considered for an official trial with Arsenal Ladies, please visit our Centre of Excellence page.

Dates for Easter Soccer Schools to be released shortly 


Further Contact Information

Hertfordshire University Contact Information

Address: Hertfordshire Sports Village, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9EU         

Tel: 01707 284 466 Fax: 01707 284 460  



Queenswood School Information

Address: Shepherd's Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Herts AL9 6NS


Arsenal Ladies Office Contact

Address: C/O Media & Education Centre, Bell Lane, London Colney, St Albans, AL2 1DR

Tel: 01727 747452 / 747453      

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