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Football Junior Development Centres

Cardiff University Sport is pleased to announce it will be continuing its exciting partnership with Cardiff and Vale County Schools football as it enters its third season

Once again Cardiff University will provide footballers the opportunity to develop there skills through training sessions and matches throughout the year. Those who are selected for the squad will train at the fantastic facilities at the Cardiff University Sports Training Village – Talybont.

Cardiff University Sport will be expanding the development centre in 2013/2014 by continuing with the U9/ U10/ U11/ U12/ U13/ U14/ U15s age groups but also adding a U8 team as well.  

Squad members will receive quality coaching by FA/FAW qualified coaches who will all be fully vetted (CRB Checked). The coaches will focus on player development concentrating on areas such as technical skills, tactical elements of play and the importance of building team cohesion.


The partnership between the University and Cardiff and Vale county schools will provide an opportunity for players to progress from the development centre into the representative schoolboy squads. Fixtures between the two squads will take place during the season allowing all coaches and managers to asses how players are developing.


Cardiff University football development centre will also be playing fixtures against other representative teams and academies offering squad members the opportunity to showcase there skills. Year 3 will see further development of the fixture list and an increase in games