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


Arsenal Ladies release October Soccer Schools at New venues. 

Course 1

Wednesday 28th /29th / 30th - 3 day soccer school 

At Berkhamstead sports space  - NEW VENUE

10am - 3pm each day -  £52 Special Halloween fancy dress day on Friday. 

Course 2 

Wednesday 28th October – 1 day Arsenal Ladies Soccer School

At Chelmsford, Keggs - NEW VENUE

10-3pm - £20

Course 3 

Thursday 29th October – 1 day Arsenal Ladies Soccer School

Milton Keynes, Willen Pavillion - NEW VENUE

10-3pm - £20

Course 4

Friday 30th October – 1 day Arsenal Ladies Soccer School - Halloween Fancy dress theme.

University of Hertfordshire, AL109EU 


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 

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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