Girls ACC U16's Action Shot

Girls ACC


For the current Season Cornwall will once again be part of the South West specific talent pathway for girls. The six Counties (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and Wiltshire) will all run for a fourth season an FA Girls' Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC). This is a programme designed to support the development of elite female players. The Cornwall ACC is the highest level of football that girls can play in the County.


The Girls' ACC will provide the opportunity for the most talented players to progress through the pathway to achieve their potential. 

Key information for an ACC:

  • Programme is 29 weeks long (August-May) with training being held on Friday evenings from 6:00pm at Brannel School, St Stephens
  • 6 Fixtures, pre-arranged against all other SW Counties and handpicked local grassroots mixed teams.
  • Specific Goalkeeping Coach to work with players each week
  • Support from Sports Therapist each block for players carrying injuries

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ACC Contact

If you have any questions regarding the ACC please contact

staff at the acc

Find out more about the staff working at the ACC

U14's Group Talk Pre-Match

U8/9's Coaches - Zoe Arundel-Letherbridge and Mark Richards

U10's Coach - Mark Fuller

U12's Coach - Michael Booth

U14's Coaches - Mark Fuller and Hailey Collins 

U16's Coaches - Matt Annis and Dave Page


Goalkeeper Coach - Ian Brooks


Welfare Officer - Claire Summers-Evans


Sports Therapist - Lauren Lyndon-Hill


Advanced Coaching Centre (ACC) player trials will be completed at the start of each new season, with new and existing players having to trial. Following the trial period, the ACC age group will be finalised for the season. Due to the ACC groups only allowed to have a certain amount of players, the ACC can't offer trials during the season if squad sizes are at there limit. Information regarding ACC trials will be shared via our communication channels at the start of each season.

With the Advanced Development Centre (ADC) trials may be available during the season. This is for U8/9s and U10 age groups.

If you would like to explore the opportunity attend a trial please email

 If you have any questions, or would like any more information then please contact

To be nominated for a trail at the ACC we will need a club recommendation from a players coach, we can also accept school nominations but players must be attached at a grassroots club to be able to join the ACC. Unfortunately we are unable to accept parent nominations.  

Please note, ACC trials run at the start of each season.

Girls ACC U16's Action Shot

Cornwall ACC Safeguarding

Click here to view a Cornwall ACC safeguarding document created for our players.

Lioness Talent Pathway for the 2019-20 season 

Advanced Coaching Centres (ACCs) are part of a specifically designed programme linked to the Lioness talent pathway to support the development and progression of players in the South West and East of England. For those players who excel and are identified by ACC and National staff, they will be invited into the next step of the pathway. Below is an outline of the new pathway for this season, specifically designed to give the most supportive journey into the England teams for young players.  

FA Girl’s U14 National Talent Camp (NTC)

The FA Girls’ National Talent Camps aims to identify U14 players who may possess international potential, and prepare these players for the future. These three-day camps will provide selected players with the opportunity to train and play amongst high level players from around the country. Players are given access to specialist support across the Technical, Physical, Medical, Education & Wellbeing disciplines and fixture opportunities are provided.


National Development Programme (NDP)

The National Development Programme facilitates the education and development of our most talented young players in the U14-U17 age groups, and is structured to complement the England Women’s Development teams as a wrap-around programme. It will work with selected players in the England Development teams as well as those within the wider Lioness Talent Pathway. The NDP has three strands of delivery:

NDP HUBS: Hub days provide regional individualised support to players across four corners of development (Technical, Physical, Physiotherapy, Education & Wellbeing).

NDP FIXTURES: North and South fixture days will be held; designed to extend the competitive challenge for players.

NDP TALENT ID: North and South talent ID days will provide a playing opportunity to identify new and re-emerging talent for potential future support.

England Women’s Youth National Teams

Identified through the FA Women’s Talent ID strategy, players will represent England in single age bands from U15s through to U21s.

Lioness Talent Pathway 2019-20