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.
Please note that our open trial application process for 2015/16 is now closed. However, trial opportunities may still be given to players with playing backgrounds in a well-established Centre of Excellence and to those with EPC / England call-ups in U15 and U17 age groups; if you meet these requirements and would like to enquire about attending our 2015/16 Centre of Excellence trials, please contact Karen.Brayer@ChelseaFC.com.