Birmingham City Football Club Acadamy


Full Time Development Programme

Full Time Development Programme
9th Feb 2015

Become a Full Time Professional Player in our Player Development Pathway

Ages 16-19 (Players born between Sept '97 & Aug '99 )


Birmingham City Ladies Academy is part of the clubs youth development programme transitioning players from the Centre of Excellence through to the 1st Team. Currently over 90% of the 1st Team squad where born and raised in the Birmingham area and 50% have come through our Development System. This programme is continuing to grow from strength to strength and has a proven track record in producing players to play in the FA WSL and Internationally.

The Academy encourages players to apply from anywhere in the UK and abroad that has experience of playing at Centre of Excellences, International football, senior football and beyond. We have great experience in players moving to the area to attend the Academy in recent years too.

All players at the Academy are able to study the full range of courses on offer at Solihull College which is integrated into their Full Time Professional football development programme.

Players accepted on the programme can look forward to:

·         Daily Full Time training with First Team Staff (Coaches, Medical, Sport Science & Strength and Conditioning Staff)

·         Weekly Matches in FAWSL Development League, British Colleges Elite League & National Cup, plus English Schools U18 Cup

·         Opportunity to train with the 1st Team

·         Full use of first class training facilities at Solihull College plus the Tudor Grange Centre including -

    • A dedicated floodlit, all-weather, 3G football pitch.
    • Dedicated classrooms and independent study areas with Personal Tutors
    • Dedicated Medical Centre and Sport Science Lab
    • 2 fully equipped gyms with Dance Studio and Sports Hall
    • A 25-metre swimming pool with raised floor platform


Further Opportunities

Birmingham City Ladies 1st Team & Development Squad

University Courses - links to many Universities in local Birmingham area

Foundation Degrees + Top Up Year

HND Diplomas


Management & Professional Qualifications


Honours Board (Academy started in 2013)


1st Team Players (made senior debut / in match day squad)

Jess Carter

Sophie Baggaley

Coral Haines

Sian Rogers

Rebecca Lloyd

Ashlee Brown


Youth Internationals

Jess Carter - England U19

Sophie Baggaley - England U15-17-19

Coral Haines - England 17-19

Sian Rogers - England U15-17

Rebecca Lloyd - England U15-17-19

Ashlee Brown - England U17-19

Poppy Jones  - England U17-19

Sian Johnson - England U17

Shannon Turner - Northern Ireland U19

Lia Lewis - Wales U15-17


England Colleges

Georgia Jones 

Izora Rageh 

Cheryl Edwards

Poppy Jones

Ashlee Brown

Rebecca Lloyd


For further information about the Academy Programme please email -


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