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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.

The sessions are open to female players who are currently participating within grassroots club. Each coaching block is an addition to the player’s current training programme and we advise that you inform your club that you will be attending.

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. Scroll down to find out more details about the events.


Each camp offers the opportunity to meet an Arsenal Ladies first-team player, as well as winning medals, certificates and prizes. Each day will be themed around a particular aspect of football i.e. dribbling, shooting and defending.

Monday, July 27 to Wednesday, July 29

Parmiters School, Watford

10am until 3pm

Available for girls aged between seven and 13


Monday, August 10 to Wednesday, August 12

Marlborough School, St Albans

Starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm

Available for girls aged between seven and 13


Monday, August 24 to Wednesday, August 26

Camp Hill, Stevenage

Starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm

Available for girls aged between seven and 13

For further information or to book your place please visit

Alternatively, contact Ciara Allan at or on 01727 747 453.

Please note there are limited spaces available.


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.

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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