The Player Pathway provides an environment that helps all junior players realise their potential, whether that means they are the best club player that they can be, seek a lifelong commitment to the game through coaching, or volunteering, or perhaps go on to represent England or Great Britain at junior or senior level.
Academy Centres – delivered in 49 counties across the UK, providing a high quality talent programme for identified players in U13 – U17 age groups
Performance Centres – are based across the country providing frequent, high quality training with the best coaches for U15 and U17 players
Futures Cup – supports player development within a high-intensity and pressurised best v best
Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) – programme provides additional training and sport-related education for U17 players selected from Performance Centres
National Age Group Squads (NAGS) – are selected at U16 and U18 age groups for girls and boys. NAGS provides the first taste of international competition for our young players
U21/Development Programme – is an elite training environment for players who aim to transition into the senior programme and become world-leading players