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Swans join NPTC to launch female academy

Swansea City have teamed up with Neath Port Talbot College to launch an elite female football academy based between Landore Training Ground and Llandarcy Academy of Sport.

The female Academy will offer young women between ages 16 and 19 the opportunity to study with NPTC group and play football within the category 1 English Colleges League. 

The partnership allows Swansea City coaches to deliver technical, tactical, strength and conditioning programmes, while Neath Port Talbot Collages deliver the education courses.

Swans Girls Development coach, Nia Davies believes the partnership will help boost women’s football in south west Wales:

“This is an exciting new programme which is a massive opportunity for girls in south west Wales to enhance and further develop their football at a high level whilst also studying for a qualification.”

“The girls will be playing in the very competitive category 1 English Colleges Football Association League. 

“Whilst at the same time gaining A-Level and BTEC qualifications through NPTC.”

Barry Roberts, Head of School for Sport and Public Services added:

“Neath Port Talbot College Group is delighted to be a part of this exciting new development with Swansea City AFC. 

“We already have a well-established and highly successful education partnership with Swansea City’s male apprentices over the past nine years.  

“This new venture will help us develop women’s football in Wales by giving young women the opportunity to access a first class coaching and education programme with a high success rate.”

Girls looking to be part of the football academy are welcome to attend an information evening at Llandarcy Academy of Sport on Friday 12th June – 5pm.

For further information please contact - barry.roberts@nptcgroup.ac.uk


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