Last month saw Cheshire host Future Lionesses Observation Events, which provide talented young female players with an opportunity get onto the FA Talent Pathway.
Run across two days, the aim of the events was to encourage girls to attend, who may not have had access via traditional pathways – such as playing in mixed football or in targeted areas of the county.
Cheshire FA is keen to give players an opportunity to embark on an inclusive and accessible pathway, one where players can continue to play in their existing environment, wherever that may be.
With an ambition of supplying England teams with the quality and depth of players to enable the nation to win major tournaments, we’re leaving no stone unturned when in comes to finding future talent.
Free for participants to attend, the events included technical games and activities, which have been specifically designed to identify and unearth talent. Over 90 players locally were in attendance, each of whom were passionate about their football and had many great qualities on show. We may have even seen a future Lioness here in Cheshire!
Following these events, players may later be observed at their club or league, and potentially invited to future regional #DiscoverMyTalent events. These events are one of the methods that England Football uses to identify talented players.
Last season, England Football saw over 2,000 unique referrals that showcased a host of talent that simply wouldn’t have been discovered without grassroots support.
Please click here for further information on the FA Talent Pathway