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.    



Our 2015/16 season trials will take place on 27 and 28 June at Chelsea FC’s Cobham training ground at the times below:

U9 (players born in 2007 and 2008) – Saturday 27 June 2015 (10am – 12pm)

U11 (players born in 2005 and 2006) – Saturday 27 June 2015 (10am – 12pm)

U13 (players born in 2003 and 2004) – Saturday 27 June 2015 (2pm – 4pm)

U15 (players born in 2001 and 2002) - Sunday 28 June 2015 (10am – 12pm)

U17 (players born in 1999 and 2000) - Sunday 28 June 2015 (2pm – 4pm)

Please note that spaces are limited at each age group due to the competitive nature of the Centre of Excellence programme and, therefore, trial opportunities will be limited.

Following your application to trial, you will be informed as to whether or not your application was successful. Priority will 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.

Click the button below to access a trial application form and please ensure that you apply for the correct age group.

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