Romanians to open elite girls training centres via five schools projects

February 27 – The Romanian Football Federation (FRF), with the Ministry of Education, has announced they are creating an elite girls football programme in schools in five different cities – Bistrita, Buzău, Pitești, Târgu Mureș and Timișoara.

One of the key strategic objectives of the FRF in the Women’s Football Development Strategy (2021-2026) is to increase participation in women’s football, and to ensure permanent development projects and partnerships are established, aimed at providing specific training and feeding talent into high performance programmes.

Five new football classes for girls will be established this year at the High Schools with leading sports programme.

“With the support of the Ministry of Education , we took another step towards the development of the new generation of female athletes who choose football as their main sport. Thus, we created the premises for the transformation of high schools with a sports program in the cities of Bistrița, Buzău, Pitești, Târgu Mureș and Timișoara into real training and performance centers for Romanian women’s football,” said an FRF statement.

The FRF said the ‘Training Centers’ project will increase of professionalism in women’s football that over the last 10 years has seen a participation increase from 330 to more than 100,000 female players.

The football programmes will be established starting from the 2024-2025 school year.

The FRF has had a long collaboration with the Ministry of Education which includes school football competitions at national level – ONSȘ Tymbark Cup and ONSȘ ISF Cup – which brings more than 220,000 children and young people to the field every year.

The federation said that “through the establishment of the 5 classes, which will become training centers, the common commitment acquires a new dimension, that of the dual career, the enrolled students having the opportunity to develop their technical skills in the game of football, in parallel with the educational course.”

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