The Arsenal Women FC WSL Academy aims at supporting talented female footballers within an elite player pathway to make the step from U16s RTC/Academy football into our Arsenal Women's 1st team.
The WSL Academy ensures that all players are able to develop their football as well as continuing with their education to ensure that players have a dual career pathway. The programme prepares female players for the next step in their football journey, providing them with the opportunity to fulfil their football potential while ensuring they also commit to an education or work-related training programme.
Players within the WSL Academy Programme play within the FA WSL Academy League Programme & FA WSL Academy Cup Competition with fixtures against other WSL teams.
Please note that as well as our WSL Academy Programme, we also provide an alternative 16-19 college education programme in association with Oaklands College. This enables players of varying levels to also be involved in a full-time football education programme delivered by Arsenal Women FC while studying at Oaklands College. Players who are not yet considered to be at the level required to play in the WSL Academy, will be offered an opportunity to trial for our Oaklands College Women’s Football Academy Programme.