Centre of Excellence

Chelsea Football Club's Girls' Centre of Excellence is designed to help elite female footballers reach their full potential.

Operating out of the heart of the club's training ground, the programme provides world-class facilities for any aspiring young female footballer as well as excellent coaching from a superb team of qualified staff. Our aim is to develop players from our Under-9 Development Squad through to the Chelsea Ladies first team in the FA Women's Super League as well as providing appropriate, alternative exit routes for players when necessary.

Following the submission of a successful application to the Football Association, the Centre of Excellence has been granted a license for the 2014/15 season . 

Within the Centre, training is focused on long-term player development (LTPD) as well as creating a competitive, winning culture from a young age. The club has an excellent record of producing players through the Centre of Excellence with nine current Chelsea Ladies FC first team players having come through the Centre, as well as three first team players for other FA WSL clubs. As of February 2015, 21 Centre attendees currently represent England at various youth levels.     

In addition to this the club offers pathways into the Female Academy programmes, which allows players to combine their academic studies with playing competitive college and reserve team football

For any enquiries about the Centre of Excellence please contact Karen.Brayer@ChelseaFC.com