Successful first season for Chester FC Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre

July 11, 2023 Jim Green

Chester FC Community Trust is reflecting on a successful first season for our Chester FC Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) programme, which drew to a close this week.

The 60 players who have attended the ETC during the 2022/23 campaign deserve huge credit for their commitment and approach, taking part in weekly training and a games programme designed to maximise their potential.

We would also like to acknowledge the support of the players’ families and the work of the coaching team across the U10s, U12s and U14s age groups.

It has been fantastic to see a number of players receiving regional call-ups or progressing to Women’s Super League clubs such as Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United.

Chester FC Community Trust was awarded a three-year licence from The FA last summer for the ETC, which aims provides a high-quality environment for players, with a holistic approach to player development with training and games programmes, strength and conditioning, physiotherapist, nutritional advice, and health and wellbeing support.

Trials for 2023/24 will take place in September and applications are now open. The ETC operates at King George V Community Sports Hub on Monday evenings and will offer:

• 1.5 hours contact time per week
• 30 weeks of training from September to June
• Free training kit
• Centralised 3G venue
• Access to physiotherapist, goalkeeper coach and strength and conditioning
• Games programme
• Players continue to train and play for their grassroots club
• CPD opportunities for grassroots coaches

Chester FC Girls’ ETC Trial Dates

Monday 4th September 2023 (5.30pm-7pm)
Monday 11th September 2023 (5.30pm-7pm)

Both dates will take place at King George V Community Sports Hub, Blacon Avenue, Blacon, Chester CH1 5BD.


Registrations will close on Monday 31st July and players must reside within a 60-minute radius of Chester to be eligible for the trials.

For more information about the Chester FC Girls’ Emerging Talent Centre, email