FAW Trust Girls Development Centre



Following the FAW & FAW Trust review of the Female Game restructure in Wales, Llandudno Football Club are honoured to announce that we are going to host and operate one of the 8 new girls development centres in Wales, providing those in North West Wales a weekly development session at Maesdu Park by the centre coaches.

Each centre must have a technical lead overseeing the developmental programme and technical aspect of the centre, and quality assuring the standard of coaching within it.

Each centre must also have an operations manager, overseeing the administrative duties of the centre, and internal and external communications.

We are delighted to announce that both Mark Orme and Richard Cashman have taken up these key roles within the centre as Technical Lead and Operations Manager respectively.

The centre is due to start in September 2021, with recruitment for lead coaches now underway. The centre is hiring the following positions:

· Goalkeeper Coach – FAW C Goalkeeping

· U16 Head Coach – UEFA B Licence (or working towards)

· U14 Head Coach – UEFA B Licence (or working towards)

· U12 Head Coach – UEFA C Licence (or working towards)

· U11 Head Coach – FAW C Certificate (or working towards)

· U10 Head Coach – FAW C Certificate (or working towards)

· U9 Head Coach – FAW C Certificate (or working towards)

To apply for any of the above roles, please email a copy of your CV, along with which role you would ideally like to be considered for to gdc@llandudnofc.co.uk

You can read more on the restructure and the purpose of the centres from the FAW Trust below:

The FAW and FAW Trust have set ambitious targets for the female game in Wales: to get 20,000 girls playing by 2026 and for Cymru Women to qualify for their first major tournament. For us to achieve this we need to ensure there is a clear and effective player pathway in place for girls, from grassroots to our national team.


With an increase of 50% in girls participation over the last four years, the player pool at a grassroots level is growing. The purpose of the girls development centres is to provide a development programme for the talented players within the grassroots game from U8 to U16.

The development centres play a key role in the player pathway and will act as a development tool as well as an important talent ID and recruitment tool into our girls regional programme which feeds into the U15 National Squad.

There will be 8-10 centres geographically spread across Wales to ensure the most talented girls from the grassroots game have access to a weekly development session with qualified coaches.

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