In an exciting development for women's football in Worcester, Worcester City Women FC is proud to announce the addition of a new U18 women's football team to their pathway. This expansion not only offers more opportunities for young female footballers but also strengthens our commitment to nurturing talent and promoting women's football in the region.
WCWFC CEO, Nicole Allison said, ‘As part of our vision, we have worked hard to be at the forefront of promoting women's football in Worcestershire. This latest addition to our pathway demonstrates our dedication to providing a clear route for young female players to progress and achieve their footballing dreams.’
This team, playing in the Central Warwickshire Girls League, will cater to female players aged 16 to 18, offering them a platform to hone their skills, gain valuable experience, and continue their footballing journey beyond the youth ranks.
Nicole added, ‘The U18 team will help players transition smoothly into the senior setup, into our Development Team and First Team. It's not only about producing elite players but also about nurturing a love for the game and providing a positive and supportive environment for young women to thrive in football and build transferable life skills.’
The U18 team will benefit from top-quality coaching staff who will focus on developing not only the players' technical and tactical skills but also their physical and mental attributes. Head Coach, Emma Collins, who is a current WCWFC player and University of Worcester graduate has a strong Football Coaching and Education background. The U18 team train at the brand new University pitch, directly prior to the senior teams at the same venue to ensure players will be well-equipped to reach their full potential and are immersed in the WCWFC environment and culture.
Head Coach, Emma Collins said, ‘It's such an exciting opportunity and one that I am thoroughly enjoying so far. It's an honour to wear the badge both in a player and coach capacity. This is such a special club and to be leading the way for young talent is an honour. We have only been together for a couple of months as a squad but the players have already started to demonstrate the characteristics and values when in blue and white stripes. I am very much looking forward to our journey together this season - watch this space!’
Worcester City Women FC worked closely with Warndon Villages U16 Girls team to transition into the U18 WCWFC team, which has seen several of the WVFC U16 players, coaches and support staff also transition to WCWFC.
With a strong focus on player development, coaching excellence, and community involvement, Worcester City Women FC is not only investing in the future of the sport but also inspiring the next generation of female football stars in Worcester. This expansion is not just about football; it's about empowering young women to chase their dreams and make their mark on the beautiful game.
The U18s start their league campaign this Saturday away to Bromsgrove Sporting U18s in the Central Warwickshire Girls League.