Regional Talent Club
Supporting Elite Player Development
One of only 31 FA licensed centres across the country, the Sunderland and Gateshead Girls' Centre of Excellence is run in partnership between Foundation of Light, Gateshead College and supported by Durham County Football Association.
Players take part in a comprehensive training programme covering all areas and concepts of football, with teams taking part in the FA Centre of Excellence fixture programme and the Under 17s FA National League Cup.
The Centre of Excellence has helped establish local talents such as England stars Jill Scott, Stephanie Houghton, Lucy Bronze and Jordan Nobbs, to name but a few.