Kent's Emerging Talent Centre

We're thrilled to announce the new Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) for girls in Kent - providing more opportunities for girls to follow the pathway.

The new Kent ETC will operate for at least 30 weeks per season and will commence from September 2022.

Five key areas will underpin the centre:

Better accessibility
More inclusivity
High performance training and games programme 
Individual player development 
Providing player-appropriate challenges

The Kent ETC is for girls playing in under 14s, under 15s and under 16s football, and it is our ambition to to provide additional elite coaching with the ambition to signpost players to the FA Player Pathway - Discover My Talent.

Trial dates

We will hold three trial dates for your child to join Kent's first female ETC. These are:

 Monday 5th September 2022, Whitstable Town FC at 6:30pm - 8pm
 Monday 12th September 2022, K Sports, Aylesford at 5pm - 6:30pm
 Friday 16th September 2022, Three Hills Sports Park (Folkstone) 5:30pm - 7pm

To register your daughter for the trial, please complete the registration form below.


For more information regarding our Kent Emerging Talent Centre, please get in touch with Rebecca Moore, Football Development Officer (Women & Girls) at Rebecca.Moore@KentFA.com


Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a key partner in the delivery of the ETC. The partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University will provide access to elite equipment and facilities at the new Verena Holmes Building and Polo Farm Sports Club.

It will offer specialist staff to support the girl's holistic development throughout their time on the programme. The University will provide direct sports science support from academics, exposure to specialist strength and conditioning training, workshops, fitness testing and performance analysis to complete the experience for the players.