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As part of the FAW Trust's Female Player Development Pathway, the South Girls' Performance Centre aims to support and develop talented female players to progress onto regional and national squads.

The South Girls' Performance Centre is one of seven Performance Centres within Wales, all having a key focus to develop female players "the Welsh way". For the 2018/2019 season the Performance Centres will assist with player development across the 2004 to 2011 years of birth.

Cardiff University Sport is pleased to announce its partnership with the FAW Trust in overseeing the South Girls' Performance Centre. Cardiff University Sport is also looking forward to working with the South Wales Football Association and the South Wales Women's & Girls' League to ensure that talented female players in South Wales have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

FAW Trust's Female Player Development Pathway 2018/19

The stages below highlight the role of the Performance Centre for player progression.

Stage 1 - Players attend grassroots clubs.

Stage 2 - Players are invited to attend a Performance Centre.

Stage 3 - Players born in 2004 - 2008 may be invited to attend FAW Trust 'Weekly Regional Training Sessions'.

Stage 4 - Players born in 2004, and exceptional players born in 2005, may be invited to attend FAW Trust 'National Under 15 Camps'.

Training and fixtures

Players selected for the South Girls' Performance Centre will attend weekly training on the 3G pitch at Cardiff University Sports Fields. Training will take place over five blocks between September and May.

Fixtures will take place during each block between the South Girls' Performance Centre and other Performance Centres.

Performance Centre sessions are in addition to players' club sessions.

Trials and nominations

Trials take place annually, with any female player from the south area eligible to attend following nomination by their club team; clubs are required to nominate players via the nomination portal ahead of the trials. Please note that club secretaries are informed of trials by the South Wales Women's & Girls' League.

The nomination portal is now open for the 2018/19 season. To attend the trials, players must be signed up via the nomination portal.

Trials will take place at Cardiff University Sports Fields. Players need to bring suitable footwear for both grass and 3G. Players are required to sign in 30 minutes prior to their trial, upstairs in The Pavilion building at Cardiff University Sports Fields. Players need to attend both trial dates; Thursday 28 June and Thursday 5 July, please see times below.

Trial times

Players born in 2010/2011: 18.00-19.00 (sign in at 17.30)
Players born in 2008/2009: 18.00-19.00 (sign in at 17.30)
Players born in 2006/2007: 19.00-20.00 (sign in at 18.30)
Players born in 2004/2005: 20.00-21.00 (sign in at 19.30)

Get in touch

If you would like further information, please contact us:

South Girls' Performance Centre