College launches women’s football academy

Halesowen College, in collaboration with Halesowen Town FC, is proud to announce the launch of its new Women's Football Academy starting in September 2024.

The initiative aims to provide aspiring female footballers with a comprehensive sports education while nurturing their passion for the game.

Head of Academy, Craig Nicholls, will lead this exciting venture, ensuring that students receive quality training from a team of highly qualified and experienced coaches. 

The academy sets the stage for female athletes to thrive and excel in their football careers, offering a clear pathway into higher level women's football. 

To support the football training and coaching elements, the learners will be supported by quality education delivered by Halesowen College ensuring that students receive a well-rounded academic experience.

Former England international and Wolverhampton Uni lecturer Kerys Harrop will be an ambassador for the programme and will further support the players in their development on and off the pitch. Craig Nicholls, Head Coach of the Academy said:

"We are thrilled to introduce the new Women's Football Academy at Halesowen College.

“Our goal is to empower young women and provide them with the necessary skills and guidance to succeed in the world of football and help students reach their maximum potential both on and off the pitch."

Sadie Gardner, Head of Division for Sport & Public Services at Halesowen College, added:

“‘Launching the Women's Halesowen Town FC Academy brings a new era of opportunity and empowerment, championing equality and shaping a brighter future for women in football."

For further information on the academy contact Craig Nicholls, Head Coach by emailing


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