Stevenage FC Foundation have teamed up with Stevenage Ladies FC to deliver a full-time Football & Education development programme for the next generation of talented female sports professionals in partnership with Marriotts School, Stevenage.

The programme for girls currently in Year 11, combines exceptional, academy style coaching, with high-level football with a range of academic studies. By joining our programme, you can choose to study a wide range of courses including A-Levels or BTECs. All students will be given the support to develop as players with a view to gaining a trial with Stevenage Ladies FC as well as gaining qualifications needed to secure employment within the sports industry, such as The FA Level 1 coaching certificate.

Students will study and train at Marriotts School in Stevenage in their newly refurbished school site that provides some of the best sports facilities in the area. Students would have access to a minimum 8 hours a week coaching from UEFA B qualified Stevenage FC Foundation staff as well as qualified physiotherapists to support their physical development, whilst enrolled on the programme.

Competitively, students will represent Stevenage FC midweek in a national college league as well as the chance to play for the Stevenage Ladies FC at weekends in their first or reserve sides (this is not mandatory and girls wishing to continue with their existing grassroots club will be supported).

Stevenage FC Foundation are working hard to create a variety of options as exit routes for students with University, Higher Education Apprenticeships, International Scholarships and Full Time Employment all viable opportunities for students on the programme.

Please note that any girl registered with the Girls Development Programme will still be allowed to register with their existing grassroots team. As a result there is NO CONFLICT with existing grassroots clubs/teams.


More Information

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Students who enroll on the course will be required to sign a code of conduct, and will not be allowed to train or play football unless they are up-to-date with their academic commitments


How To Apply

To register your interest simply complete the Online Form (below) or download a formal application form and send to Project Officer, Dani Burge via [email protected] 

Download An Application Form* - Click Here

* Please note that all application forms will be shared with Mr Winter, Head of Sixth Form at Marriotts School

Online Trial Application 


For more information or to discuss the programme in more detail please contact Project Officer, Dani Burge via email - click here, or by phone 01438 223223 (Ext. 65)