They will be based at Fullhurst Community College in Braunstone in the city and initially made up of players from the BAFA Derby Braves Women’s Football team – who have just formally announced that they will be moving and participating under the Leicester Falcons’ banner following their Head Coach Gareth Ellison standing down due to family commitments.
The main aim is to further develop and strengthen their squad and coaching staff, both on and off the pitch, and Guy Kersey, President of the Leicester Falcons, says: “We’re all delighted to be bringing the Derby Braves Women’s team into the Falcons Academy. This is a great and natural addition to our existing U17, U19 and Senior teams and we’ll readily be able to assist with quality coaching, recruitment and infrastructure.”
Gareth Ellison adds: “I think the move to the Leicester Falcons Academy is a very positive step for the team. It is clear that women's teams that have the support of a larger club tend to be more successful and more sustainable.
“By joining a well-managed, ambitious program the team will get the support they need, while still maintaining the strong team identity that has been built over the last few years. I look forward to seeing the future development and success of everyone involved.”