Girls' and Women's Football

Southampton FC were awarded a Tier 1 licence by The FA for 3 years in 2016. A Regional Talent Club (RTC) is an enhanced coaching centre for U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups, and allows players identified as having elite potential the opportunity to access appropriate levels of coaching and support.

The introduction of the programme is the first step in the club’s aspirations to integrate the Southampton Way into a girls & women’s programme.

Regional Talent Clubs have replaced The FA’s Girls’ Centre of Excellence and Player Development Centre model and from 2016-17 season will deliver enhanced coaching and support, designed to further enhance the development of elite female players.

Saints’ programme will be an integral part of the England Women’s Elite Talent Pathway and The FA has awarded the Tier 1 Licence for three years.

It is a quality assured programme providing player development opportunities for elite female players at Under-10s, Under-12s, Under-14s, and Under-16s.