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Player Development Programme

Arsenal Ladies are pleased to release our dates for our 2015/16 Player Development Programme aimed at assisting the development of girls playing for grassroots clubs between seven and 13.

The programme will operate in coaching blocks with each of the sessions designed to have a positive impact on a particular element of the individual’s game led by coaches who are specifically trained to influence each individual through detailed challenges.

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 girls between seven and 13, launches in September and Block 1 is open to everyone. Blocks 2, 3 and 4 are invitation only so if you would like to be considered for a place please ensure you book Block 1 or contact to be considered.

Block 1 – Open entry

September 7, 14, 21, 28

October 5, 12, 19

Block 2 – Invitation only

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

December 7, 14

Block 3 - Invitiation only

January 4, 11, 18, 25

February 1, 8

Block 4 – Invitation only

February 22, 29

March 7, 14, 21


Arsenal Ladies operate a number of soccer schools throughout half terms and the summer holidays. Details on our next school holiday programme will appear here soon.

In the meantime here's some details on what to bring and expect:

What to bring:

Moulded boots or trainers Shin pads (which must be worn at all times during play) 

Light-weight waterproof jacket 

A packed lunch (no nut based food please) 

Plenty to drink throughout the day (still drinks only) 

Sun protection (i.e. lotion and cap) 

Any medication required (i.e. Asthma inhaler) 

What to expect:

Fun football games where the players are taught new skills

MatchesPrizes available including tickets to WSL fixtures, medals, posters, water bottles, stickers and many more

Chance to meet Arsenal Ladies players

If you have any questions prior to the camp please contact 

Further information and bookings at search Arsenal Ladies. Limited spaces available on each camp.


Arsenal Ladies Club Associates 

We are delighted to announce our new club associates for the 2015/16 season. 

Following a successful pilot last season Arsenal Ladies have now developed and expanded the Club Associate programme to work with 16 clubs across 3 levels of association with the core aim of driving forward the growth of the female game across all levels.

The club associate programme was designed to help engage, train and retain girls within football by supporting grassroots clubs to deliver engaging sessions which will challenge and develop female players. 

Club associates represent the first step on the player pathway and the club associates are carefully selected based on how they intend to support the girls with reaching their potential.

The season 2015-16 programme will see Arsenal Ladies working alongside 16 clubs based within 90 minutes of the Arsenal training ground.

Red Associates – Herts Girls Fc, Hemel Hempstead, Evergreen FC, Stevenage Borough, London Colney Colts

Silver Associates – Harvesters FC, Harpenden Colts

Platinum Associates – Kinja FC, Thame Football Partnership, ICA, St Albans City Youth, Bedwell Rangers, Flitwick Eagles, Enfield Town Ladies, Garston Ladies, Colebrook Royals

Kelly Smith, Arsenal Ladies Player & Assistant coach commented “ It’s fantastic that there are so many girls who now aspire to play for Arsenal Ladies and this programme is a way to identify a clear route for the players who want to reach the top level.”

Ciara Allan, Arsenal Ladies development officer commented “There are lots of clubs who are offering female football and doing a fantastic job. This programme gives us the opportunity to share our knowledge of the game and player development to help our local clubs provide the best possible support to their players as they progress through their football careers. We are excited to start the programme and feel that the 16 clubs we have recruited this season are in the best position to have a positive impact on girls and women’s football in the local catchment areas.”


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.

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

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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