Girls’ Emerging Talent
The girls’ emerging talent programme was set up for the first time in 2008 and catered for 200 elite players at U17, 15 and 13 age-levels over a 24 week period in pilot venues in Cork and Dublin. Players are carefully selected to participate in the programme based on current form and potential, with the ultimate aim being to prepare them for possible international selection.
In 2011, the programme now has 8 venues at U16 & U18 which are spread geographically to enable all players at elite level to access the programme. Dublin, Carlow, Cork, Limerick, Mayo, Donegal, Mullingar, Dundalk.
This programme enables the best female footballers at each age-group play with the best in their age-group against the best players from other centres. The emerging talent programme is an integral part of the player pathway, which begins with our Introduction to Football programmes and culminates in international representation.
See http://www.fai.ie/womens/womens-emerging-talent.html for more details