Come and join in the most popular women’s sport in England! We have four teams catering for all abilities and levels of experience, all of who play games against other universities.
Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams play in BUCS, the national inter-university competition, whilst the 4th team plays out of competition games against other local teams.
All teams have weekly coached training sessions and there is the potential for players to progress between squads as the season progresses.
All our teams have been successful recently, winning at least one league title each since 2014, including the 1st team winning their league already in 2018/19. We also have players who play at a high level externally for clubs such as Derby County, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Loughborough Foxes, Tottenham Hotspur and Notts County.
The 1st team is coached by Head Coach Daniel Corlett, UEFA B Licence with 10 years’ experience of working in the women’s game, including at Derby County and Leicester City Girls Regional Talent Centres. In his seventh year working at NTU this is Daniel’s third year coaching the Women’s Football program and his first with the 1st team, having coached the 2nd team previously, guiding them to a football league title and a futsal league and cup double in 2017/18.
Working alongside Daniel with the 1st team is our Lead Coach Jenni Foster, in her first year coaching with us. Jenni is a UEFA B candidate who is also an NTU Alumni, having graduated in 2014. Prior to joining us she spent three highly successful years coaching the female program at Go Pro Sports Dubai Academy in the United Arab Emirates.
The 2nd team is coached by Jack Cowdell. A recent graduate from University of Bath Jack also worked with the women’s football 2nd team at Bath while he studied there, guiding them to successive mid table finishes.
Our 3rd team coach is Nikki Ottley de la Salle. Whilst this is Nicki’s first year coaching in senior football she joins us with a rich football pedigree having played for Chelsea, Charlton Athletic, Southampton and Bristol City, along with representing England at youth level.
British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)
We have three teams playing in BUCS, the 1st Team in Tier 1, the 2nd Team in Tier 2 and the 3rd Team in Tier 3. The 2nd Team won their league in 17/18 to be promoted to Tier 2 and the 1st Team have already won their league for 18/19 and go into the playoffs for promotion to Prem North in April.
Practice / meeting schedule
The 1st Team have pitch and S&C sessions twice a week, 5pm-8pm on Monday evenings and 8am-10am on Tuesday mornings.
The 2nd and 3rd teams both have pitch sessions on 6pm-7pm on Tuesday and 6pm-7.30pm on Friday evenings, with the 2nd Team also having a S&C session on 8pm-9pm on Fridays.
All of our pitch training sessions take place on the 3G Pitch on Clifton Campus.
We also hold a 4th Team session on the Clifton Campus 3G pitch every Thursday afternoon 4pm-5pm which is open for anyone to attend, regardless of ability or experience.
The 4th Team also play friendly fixtures against other local universities and external football clubs
How to join
The majority of our player intake takes place through the trials we hold each year during Welcome Week. However, we have also taken on players later in the season who have attended 4th team sessions and shown that they have the ability to join one of the BUCS sides.
Along with the £50 NTU Sport membership, there is also £50 NTU Women’s Football club sub to be paid, which helps to cover our coaching and match official costs for the season. After that the only other items a player is required to buy is playing kit.
If you are interested in joining the club please email our Head Coach, Daniel Corlett, or contact us through our twitter account @NTUWFC.
Sports Kit information
All players who represent the club in BUCS will need to buy playing shirt, shorts and socks when they join (the cost of the shirt is subsidised by the department), which will then be theirs to keep.
These items are all purchasable from Lee Westwood Sports Centre on Clifton Campus.
Bursary / funding information
We currently have seven scholars representing the club as part of our 1st team, four undergraduates and three postgraduates.
We welcome applications from all players, which will the be assessed for suitability for a scholarship award. Further details on scholarships, including the application form, are available at www.ntu.ac.uk/sportscholarships.
Don't want to join, but still want to play?
Our weekly 4th team sessions are the ones for you. They run 4pm-5pm on Thursdays on the 3G Pitch on Clifton Campus.
Players of all abilities and experience levels are welcome and you can start attending at any point in the year, whether its October or April.
There is also no commitment required, you can come every week or once a term, the session is open to anyone!