SOCCERSTAR ACADEMY: Now the girls can join in

Soccerstar Academy are thowing open their doors to female footballers for the first time.

Thursday, 14th December 2017, 3:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th December 2017, 3:40 pm
Girls football is increasing in popularity.

The successful Yaxley-based set-up, run by former professional player and UEFA ‘A’ Licence coach Dom Genovese, is launching a girls’ academy to begin in the new academic year from September, 2018.

The football and education programme allows school-leavers the chance to study for a BTEC Diploma in Sports Level 3 as well as the FA Coaching Certificate Level 1 and will run alongside the long-standing boys’ academy at In2itive Park.

The academy will also field a team in the female British Colleges’ League and Genovese is hopeful the new venture will prove popular.

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Yaxley Under 15 girls in action against Newmarket.

“There is a real surge in both interest and participation in girls and women’s football at the moment,” said Genovese.

“We feel this is the perfect time to launch a female academy and there is nothing like this in the area at the moment.”

Genovese is also recruiting a new intake of boys for next September. Anyone nterested in joining Soccerstar Academy can contact Genovese on 07768115001 or email [email protected]

Top coach Dominic Genovese (front left) with a group of young players.
Yaxley Under 15 girls in action against Newmarket.
Top coach Dominic Genovese (front left) with a group of young players.