Academy, Development Team & Regional Talent Club

Regional Talent Club

In May 2016, Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were granted a three year licence by The FA to become Tier 1 Regional Club across the UK. The Albion are one of 13 to have been awarded a top tier status, with this new talent pathway replacing the previous Centre of Excellence.

Albion Women are extremely proud to be the only West Sussex club to achieve a Tier 1 Status and will continue to progress the women’s game in the region in partnership with The FA and Sussex FA.

Over the years, Brighton have continuously allowed you female players come through the ranks both at club and international level.

Applications to trial for Albion Women are currently closed for the 2017/18 season, however the club are expected to trial again in June 2018. Trials for all age groups will be held and those that are unsuccessful may be offered to trial with Albion in the Community with their Player Development Programme. In addition to this, we also offer a number of exit routes, with local clubs that we continue to work closely with through the season.

Worthing College Academy

The Female Football Academy at Worthing College is a full time education and football development programme open up to talented 16-18 year old footballers. In conjunction with Brighton & Hove Albion this Academy set up bridges the gap between the Regional Talent Centre and the senior set up at BHAWFC.

The focus at the Academy is to not only develop the player’s performance, but also achieve academic excellence across a varied academic pathway, whether it be A-Levels, BTEC or a combination. The Academic and training pathway fit around each other, allowing potential to be met across both areas, leading to a wider range of progression opportunities through football, university, apprenticeships or employment.

Development Team

Brighton & Hove Albion Women’s Development Squad is aimed primarily at 17-21 years old, providing an elite environment for female football players. This an important part of the player pathway, acting as the link between the Regional Talent Club to the First Team.

The Development Squad competes in The FA WSL Development League (Southern Division) and the National Development Cup.

Current players who attended