Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to announce our involvement in the newly expanded Talent Inclusion Programme work with the FA and 33 other EFL Club Community Organisations (CCO).
The Talent Inclusion programme ensures that through our existing community activities, female participants can be identified and referred to the FA England Women’s Talent Pathway. Social class, ethnicity and demographics should not be a barrier to success.
For girls showing potential, the programme creates a pathway from community to full England honours, with an educated workforce that identifies and supports potential.
We will be supported by an education and learning programme managed by the EFL Trust and supported by The FA.
The longer term aspiration of the programme is for all English EFL clubs to engage.
FA Women’s Talent Pathway Operations Manager, Alexis Lunn-Gadd commented,
“Our partnership with the EFL Trust contributes hugely to our ongoing work to develop and deliver an accessible and inclusive talent pathway. We are delighted that the programme has expanded to 34 Clubs. We cannot underestimate the impact of the bespoke work the CCO’s will be delivering within their communities and how that will undoubtedly help unearth potential hidden talent.”
Loo Brackpool, Head of Participation and Community Engagement at the EFL Trust comments,
“We are delighted to be continuing our work in partnership with The FA to really address areas of need. The EFL Trust network of Club Community Organisations delivers in some of the most diverse communities within the country, engaging thousands of girls on a weekly basis. We know there is talent out there, we just need to provide the opportunities by working with the network and The FA to make talent pathways more accessible by understanding local need and barriers.“
The group of participating EFL CCOs can be seen below:
Accrington Stanley Community Trust
AFC Bournemouth Community Sports Trust
Aston Villa Community Trust
Argyle Community Trust (Plymouth)
Bolton Wanderers Community Trust
Brentford FC Community Sports Trust
Bristol City Robins Foundation
Bristol Rovers Community Trust
Burton Albion Community Trust
Club Doncaster Foundation
Derby County Community Trust
Exeter City Community Trust
Foundation 92 (Salford)
Foundation of Light (Sunderland)
Huddersfield Town Foundation
Ipswich Town Community Trust
Leeds United Community Trust
Leyton Orient Trust
Lincoln City Foundation
Luton Town FC Community Trust
Middlesbrough Football Club Foundation
Northampton Town FC Community Trust
Peterborough Utd Foundation
Port Vale Foundation
Preston North End Community and Education Trust
QPR in the Community Trust
Reds in the Community (Barnsley)
Rochdale AFC Community Sports Trust
Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
Stevenage FC Foundation
Stoke City Community Trust
Sheffield United Community Trust
Tranmere Rovers in the Community
Wigan Athletic Community Trust
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01709827767.