Youth Development Programme

Durham Women Football Cluband Kepier School have launched a Youth Development Programme at the Secondary School in Houghton-le-Spring.

Durham (who play in the FA Women’s Championship, the second tier of women’s football in England) have teamed-up with Kepier to offer pupils a chance to train regularly alongside their studies.

The Youth Development Programme will give both male and female pupils at the School a chance to pursue a career in football while ensuring their studies are not affected.

The programme is aimed at pupils who will be moving into Year 7 and Year 8 in September 2022 and wish to take up the opportunity to study at Kepier while forming part of the football programme.

Members of the Youth Development Programme will receive specialised coaching alongside a structured timetable of lessons with the aim of becoming a part of Durham Women FC’s dual-career pathway.

The timetable on offer to members of the programme will ensure they receive five sessions of coaching per week within school hours, with training sessions scheduled so as not to affect core subjects.

To find out more or to express your interest, please email footballacademy@kepier.com or call 0191 5128960.