England Senior Women’s Deaf team hold camp at St. George’s Park

Monday 14 Feb 2022
England Senior Women's Deaf Team held a three-day camp at St. George's Park
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The England Senior Women’s Deaf team met at St. George’s Park last weekend, with the three-day camp a valuable opportunity to bring the players and coaches together within the home of all England teams’ world-class facilities.

The Staffordshire base welcomed the group on Friday evening, with the Hilton Hotel providing the backdrop for some team bonding and squad meetings. The site’s breadth of pitches played host to four extensive training sessions across the weekend, with the squad working through physical drills, tactics, and small-sided games both outside and on the indoor 3G pitch.

Away from training, the squad spent time with Head Coach Samantha Leigh, Assistant Coach Lauren Asquith and the team’s backroom staff to work through squad analysis, the players’ Individual Development Plans and a psychology workshop. 

Coco Briden, defender for the England Women’s Senior Deaf team said of the camp: “I’m so honoured to be part of it and playing on these fields, especially when you know England players have been playing on it and we’re doing it as well.

Because we train here, we feel very involved and very inclusive, we feel like we are England players. We are wearing our badge with pride.”

The England Women’s Senior Deaf camp at St. George’s Park is part of a busy 2022 as the look ahead to the 2023 World Championships.

The camp follows the launch of The FA’s three-year plan titled Football Your Way in October 2021, which is aimed at developing, improving, and increasing awareness of and participation in Disability Football in England. To find out more about Football Your Way, please click here.

To learn more about the opportunities to participate and play in disability football, click here.

By FA Staff