We are keen to hear from elite female players aged 16 - 21 yrs old who have aspirations of playing for Arsenal Women's 1st team.
We have a very strict criteria to be considered for the squad, given many of our current players play at international level at U17, U18 and U19 age groups. Therefore players must meet at least one of the following criteria to trial:
1. Have played U16s football at an FA Regional Talent Club or similar elite level 2. Have played at international youth level from U15s upwards
Players who meet the above criteria must also live within 90 mins of the Arsenal FC Training Centre (AL2 1DR)
To be part of the FA WSL Academy Programme, Players must also be in FE/HE Education or in an employment related training programme for Sept 2018.
Please complete all of the information in the application below. If you do not meet the above criteria, unfortunately your application will not be considered.
Deadline for applications to trial for next season close on June 6th 2018.
Arsenal Women FC
The new Academy will replace our Development squad for the 2018-19 season and ensure that all players continue to develop their football as well as continuing with their education to ensure that players have a dual career pathway. The new Academy is aimed to prepare girls for the next step in their football journey, and provide them with the opportunity to fulfil their potential technically, physically, psychologically & socially while ensuring they also commit to an education or work related training programme.
Players within the WSL Academy Programme will play within the FA WSL Academy League Programme with national fixtures against other WSL teams, with games taking place on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Players will be required to commit to 10-15 hours of weekly contact time, while receiving an extensive individualised coaching programme, weekly S&C provision, Medical, Education, Lifestyle and Wellbeing support to help players manage the demands of maintaining a dual career.
During the 2018/19 season the Arsenal Women's WSL Academy Programme will allow players to enrol in their own individual Education/training programmes while their football training commitments will take place in the evenings/weekends.
Only a small number of places are available within the squad with trials due to be held in early June.