Wrexham Women’s Academy
Coleg Cambria have entered into an exciting partnership with The Racecourse Foundation to further develop our successful Women’s football provision. Working closely with club coaches we provide a clear pathway from college football to the Wrexham AFC Girls Centre of Excellence.
Matthew Jones, Business Development Manager, The Racecourse Foundation:
“In the summer of 2018, The Racecourse Community Foundation, who are the charitable arm of Wrexham AFC, resurrected the Wrexham AFC Senior Ladies team. The RCF currently run the extremely successful Wrexham AFC girls Centre of Excellence, with squads at under 8’s to under 16’s. The Ladies now provides the RCF and Wrexham AFC a clear pathway in female football, meaning players can join the club at the age of 8 and stay with us through to senior football.”
The college team will train and play on a Wednesday afternoon. Training will typically take place at the Deeside site but is open to students from across the college.
Those players selected for the Wrexham AFC Ladies team will benefit from weekly squad training at Morgan Llwyd 3G. The training program will be based around technical and tactical coaching and will be delivered by head coach Luke Wynne and UEFA B Licence holder, Steve Howsam.
The college team are entered into the AoC Sport North West Women’s league for 2018/19 competing against colleges from across North Wales and the North West of England. Home fixtures takes place at the Deeside site with transport available from other college sites.
Those selected for the Wrexham AFC Ladies Team will participate in the North Wales Women's League for the 2018/2019 season. The NWWL is the second tier and sits below the Women’s Welsh Premier League. Teams within this league include Airbus Ladies, Northrop Hall, Kinmel Bay, Bangor City and others, with more due to request entry for this season.WAFC Ladies will also be entering all cup competitions including the Welsh Cup, and League Cup. Our home base for first team fixtures will Pen Y Cae FC. Pen Y Cae posses a Welsh National League standard pitch, changing rooms and a clubhouse for after match food and drinks
Students involved with football at Coleg Cambria will have the opportunity to complete the coaching qualifications with courses likely to run from our Deeside site. These qualifications will enable students to develop leadership skills within football.
Those interested in furthering their coaching or refereeing skills can be supported to complete further qualifications and gain experience in local clubs and schools.
We believe that students studying on all courses at Cambria should have the opportunity to represent our elite teams. We are committed to combining academic and sporting excellence, supporting our students ambitions in the classroom and on the field of play. In our most recent Estyn report, inspectors rated the College as ‘excellent’, making Cambria one of the most successful colleges in the UK, and the highest performing college in Wales. To find out more about our courses please follow this link:
The college team hold taster sessions and trials during September with competitive fixtures beginning soon after. We are always looking for new players to strengthen the team and are able to integrate players into the team even if they miss the initial trial in September.
For further information on the college team contact Sean Regan
Selection for the Wrexham AFC Ladies Centre of Excellence is through a trials process.
To request a trial please contact Matthew Jones.