The BMet Women’s Football Academy are looking for young girls to fulfil their potential in football and academics.
Program Leader Gary Barrell has partnered up with BMet Sutton Coldfield College, Boldmere St Michael’s FC and This Girl Kicks to provide a pathway for aspiring footballers to be coached and mentored by industry leaders.
As well as studying at high standard campuses, playing in competitions such as the Dallas Cup and the National Football Youth League are also on offer.
The carved path has proven to be a success already, with multiple U18 players making the step up to senior football in the past season.
Looking at Gary Barrell’s impressive CV, experience working at a high level is in abundance. From managing Redditch United to the league and cup double, to leading his team to an FA Cup run.
Those who choose to embark on the opportunity are in proficient hands.
The chance to play in big soccer cities such as Paris and Dallas comes the chance of college coaches spotting your talent. From there, acquiring your services to play for them in the USA and securing a scholarship.
Many big names in women’s football have walked that same journey. Rachel Daly and Lotte Wubben-Moy to name just a couple.
What he said:
“I am really passionate about the opportunities that will be provided with our unique full-time football program,” Barrell said of his work. “Already partnerships are in place to take our AOC team to Paris each year starting from 2022 where we will play our partner club Red Star FC in their stadium.
“The program is a great opportunity to secure the right academic qualifications alongside a football program that has a viable pathway to senior football and international trip experiences. I am proud of the number of players who have made the step up from playing U18 football to become first team starters. This extra layer to our development pathway will only enhance these opportunities moving forwards.
“The partnership with This Girl Kicks will provide the opportunity for us to have a team play in the National Football Youth League. We have played there for the last two seasons and have had fantastic opportunities to play and visit Sunderland, Durham, Manchester City, Burnley and play a tournament at St Georges Park.
“Our NFYL side will consist of those who join the BMet Boldmere St Michaels Academy. As well as those who study at other educational establishments but choose to have the best of both worlds by being able to access the TGK National Football Youth League pathway.”
For more information on the Boldmere St Michaels Women’s Football Academy or to sign up for their April Open Day visit: