We are almost ready to announce our trials date for the Lincoln City Football Academy for Women, but if you want to have the opportunity to try out, you need to register your interest HERE.
With International Women’s Day today, there has never been a better time to talk to you about women in sport!
100 years ago, Women’s football was far more popular than the men’s game but in December 1921, the FA council decided to ban football for women, a ban which lasted an inexplicable 50 years!
Ever since then women everywhere have been playing catch up in the world of Football. With the recent success of our women’s national team, women’s football is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves, and the sports establishments everywhere are becoming more diverse. There has never been a better time for girls everywhere to be considering a career in Sport.
So, what can you expect if you choose to train and study at the Lincoln City Football Academy for Women?
Recruited academy players will be on a full-time 2-year scholarship accessing at least 12 hours of training and support each week from UEFA B qualified Lincoln City coaches, whilst representing the Lincoln City FC in regional and national competitions. Starting in time for September 2021, this will form an integral part of the female player pathway, with the added value of industry expertise.
Academy players will be studying towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma (equivalent to 3 A-Levels), ensuring they not only excel on the pitch but also underpin that skill with knowledge about the sport that could lead to a career on or off the pitch. The aim of the Lincoln City Football Academy for Women is to help young players maximise their potential in football and their education. It will put the well-being and personal development at the heart of the academy curriculum. We will have an aim to develop well-rounded individuals as well as high-quality players.
Lincoln City Foundation are connected into a professional football network, including some of the top women’s football teams in the UK to generate scouting opportunities for players to allow them to excel in their footballing career after they have graduated from the academy.
There are also lots more career opportunities off the pitch, and studying at the academy will give players the knowledge and experience to pursue a variety of careers such as; Physio, Sports Analyst, Coach and PE Teacher. Studying in a professional football environment allows you to gain valuable work experience with Lincoln City Foundation, Lincoln City FC and Lincoln City Women. Giving you a taster of what life would be like in that career.
So, today ladies, we are asking you, if you are dreaming of a career in sport to stop dreaming and start doing.
Register your interest in The Lincoln City Football Academy for Women by visiting www.lincolncityfoundation.com and clicking on Education and Training.
International Women’s Day Podcast Special
To help mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, our Lincolnshire Buzzcast Team recorded a special with Lincoln City Women’s Player and the Foundation’s Football Development Officer, Amy Kay and Lincoln City Women’s Media Officer Beth Pritchard. The episode has been released on all podcasting streams today and features a discussion around women in sport, women’s football and equality for women.
If you are interested in appearing on a future episode of the podcast email email@example.com