More than 350 aspiring girls attended the talent identification phase of the newly established Newport County Girls' Development Centre.
For the last five weeks, girls from grassroots clubs, across Gwent, have attended talent ID events, in the U10 to U16 age-groups, offering an opportunity to take the first step on our new girls' elite player pathway.
The Newport County Girls' Development Centre, created in partnership with the FAW Trust, is the newest of eight centres, spread across Wales, which form a vital part of our player pathway, offering talented girls a stepping stone between grassroots football and our north and south based girls' academy squads and, ultimately, national squad selection from U15.
FAW Trust Technical Director Dr David Adams attended the centre launch at Llanwern High School, with County first team manager James Rowberry and chairman Gavin Foxall.
He said: “The new girls' development centre is a vital part of our player pathway, providing high quality coaching and development opportunities for talented girls, across Gwent.
"We will utilise the development centre as a key talent identification tool into our girls' academy, which feeds into our national youth teams and, who knows, we may find the next Kayleigh Green through these centres.”
FAW Head of Women’s and Girls' Football Lowri Roberts said: “As the female game continues to grow at a rapid pace, we must continue to evolve our provision to ensure girls across Wales have access to opportunities to enable them to reach their potential.
"Partnerships with professional clubs will be key for us to develop opportunities for female players and we are delighted to be working with Newport County."CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR GIRLS' PLAYER PATHWAY