Girls ACC U16's Action Shot

Girls ACC


Welcome to the home page for the Cornwall FA Girls Advance Coaching Centre

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 info for an ACC:

- Programme is 29 weeks long (August-May) with training being held on Friday evenings from 6-7.30pm 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

Click Here To View Cornwall FA Girls ACC 2020/21 Block Dates


staff at the acc

Find out more about the staff working at the ACC

U14's Group Talk Pre-Match

U10's Coaches - Zoe Arundel-Letherbridge and Mark Richards

U12's Coaches - Vicky Fisher and Jenna Borlase 

U14's Coaches - Matt Annis and Hailey Collins 

U16's Coaches - Beth Willshaw and Ricardo Lanzana

Goalkeeping Coach - Ian Brooks

Welfare Officer- Claire Summers-Evans

Sports Therapist- Lauren Lyndon-Hill


Trials for new players will be offered via a 3 weeks training sessions trial, players will be asked to come into the center on 3 consecutive weeks and take part in regular training, feedback will be provided for all players who are either successful or unsuccessful. If you would like to attend a trial during the season please email 

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

Vicky Fisher T: 01208 29010  E:   

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.  

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