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Old 20th November 2023, 13.24:18   #23-0 (permalink)
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Default Re: Wrexham women v swansea

Originally Posted by 3pmsaturday View Post
The FAW has recently started funding a system for elite woman's football in Wales. There are 50 ish 'huddle' centres, where young girls can turn up and play,, emphasis on fun and learning some footy skills. There is one operated by the club at Colliers (used to be a Thursday night) open to all. Then there are 8 I think development centres in Wales, one operated and funded again by the club. There's also one up on the coast and others spread across the entire country. You have to trial and be selected. From these development centres the most promising players are put forward to trial for the 2 FAW academies. One in the North based at colliers and one in the South, again chosen by trial. These centres offer training twice a week (5 hours in total) and from U14 a weekly day release from school to learn and train. From U14 they take part in the FAW academy boys league playing TNS, Airbus etc. The pathway from there is the national team which starts at U15.

It's a great system and it works. My daughter started at Huddle sessions now plays for FAW Academy North and Wxm AFC. She's 11 so has much to look forward to in terms of high quality training and experiences.

Point being there is a system that is only a few years old so over time will yield players.
Thanks for that update, it's great to have some insight into what's going on.
It's not a slam dunk that Wales women will start winning trophies because I'm sure that many countries will be making this kind of investment, but it is all very positive for the future for Wales and the women's game in general.
And for us fans who will get to watch engrossing games!
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