Girls' and Women's Football

Girls' Regional Talent Club

The Emerging Talent Centre

The ETC forms part of the Lioness Talent Pathway which identifies and prepares talented young players with the potential to become a senior Lioness. With the objective of winning major tournaments, our pathway plays an essential role in the identification and confirmation of talent and ensuring the best players are available to Women’s England teams.

This new pathway improves on the previous pathway with better accessibility, more inclusivity, reducing the impact on early selection, more focussed investment and by providing more appropriate challenges. ETC’s are a National programme designed to support the development of Elite Female Players across England. Southampton FC Women’s & Girls are operating an U10’s, U11’s and U12’s for the 2022/23 season. Players can use the link below to register their interest in the ETC for 23/24 using this link

The Professional Game Academy

Trails for the PGA will take place at the beginning of June.

Expression of Interest to attend trails are open for the 23/24 season, please follow the link below:

U21s - Born between 1st September 2006 and 31st August 2003 (Starting School Year 12 in September 2023)

U16s - School year 10 or 11 in September 2023

U14s - School year 8 or 9 in September 2023

Any Players that are invited to trial will receive an invite on the 1st June. They then will need to attend Southampton FC's Staplewood Training Ground on the 7th, 8th & 9th June with the potential for a further call back on the 12thJune.


All details will be included in any invitation.


Player not invited to trial will not receive any feedback.

Women's Team

Southampton FC run a Women’s team to support the player pathway from the Professional Game Academy and our longer-term ambitions of playing at the highest level of the women’s football pyramid.

Please send any inquiries for Women’s football to