Derby County Football Club Women

Academy Summer Festival Entry Now Open

Derby County Ladies are excited to announce their 3rd Annual Academy Summer Festival with entries to the tournament now open.

The two-day Summer Festival will take place on Saturday the 6th June and will be split into a morning and afternoon session with entry prices set at just £35 per team.

Speaking to DCLFC Media Academy Director Dave Cholerton believes the tournament will be their best yet and said “We’re delighted to announce our 3rd Annual tournament and hopefully this will be the best one yet!

“We’re constantly looking to evolve the tournament and make it fit for purpose and hopefully we can once again host a very successful and popular tournament.

“Each year we have had great feedback about the event and to showcase a fantastic tournament and continue to develop football opportunities for teams from the Derbyshire region and beyond.”

This year will see the Morning dedicated to our U9-U12 tournament, starting at 9pm and going through to 12:30pm before the older age groups from U13-U15 kick-off from 1pm in the afternoon.

There will be food and drink available on the day and it will be a non-profit tournament with #EweRams stars in attendance on the day to see the fantastic growth of football.

Cholerton continued “We love holding these tournaments and it does show the enormous growth and how quickly the development side of the game is coming along each and every year.

“Along with our schools festival which we are holding these next two weeks, these are two of our primary events and we want to make them the best that they can be.

“It’s an important time of the season for all teams as they get prepared for the new season and fingers crossed by the time the tournament comes around, we can get some great football in with the sun shining.

“Our 1st team representatives always comment each year about the quality of football that they are seeing and the improvement across all teams which is a highlight for them and seeing girls wanting to follow in their footsteps.”

To enter the tournament at Leesbrook Community School

Email our Club Secretary Sheila Rollinson on – Entry is just £35 per team