Yeovil College Elite Player Development Programme (EPDP) Women’s Football Announced
Yeovil College is delighted to announce the expansion of the Yeovil College Elite Player Development Programme (EPDP), in partnership with Yeovil Town Football Club, into Women’s and Girls’ Football.
Alongside YTFC, Yeovil College will be championing post-16 football and education with YTWFC supporting our EPDP for women qualification, in the same way that they currently support our men’s EPDP.
YTFC recently announced: “We are proud to be launching a fully integrated women’s and girl’s football set up into a ‘One Club’ Yeovil Town FC. This starts with the ambition to offer football to females, catering for all ages, abilities and ambitions.
“Yeovil Town Women’s Football Club (YTWFC) are in discussion with Somerset FA to establish where we will enter the tiering level of the leagues. Whilst the ambition is to play all matches at Huish Park in the future, the higher we progress through the leagues (with a sustainable business model to support pitch maintenance) the more we can play at Huish Park, making it a fortress for women’s football. YTFC are committed to integrating women’s football into the Huish Park schedule, commencing with select matches, but the more support given to YTWFC, the more matches will be scheduled.
“The YTWFC Junior section aspires to put Junior teams in both local grassroots FA leagues and Junior Premier Leagues (JPL). In partnership with Yeovil College, we will be championing post-16 football and education with YTWFC supporting the course and college team along with grassroots/JPL U18 teams readying the girls for the transition to women’s football with the vision of progressing through the leagues to be the leading centre in the Southwest for women’s football.
“Our ethos for YTWFC is to establish a positive, ambitious and progressive Women’s Football club with a community-based mantra. We are setting out with your support, to establish a girls and women’s footballing community that offers what the community needs. This will range from Girls’ “Football Tots” sessions, “Wildcats” for juniors, “Just Play”, “Walking Football” for seniors, disability football or a platform for elevation into professional football, to help girls fulfil their ambitions to play at whatever level they aspire to, semi-professional, professional or a future Lioness. It will take time to build, but to do this we need your help, so join us on this exciting journey.”