Albion women's academy and RTC to reopen

Club get confirmation from The FA that they can resume training.

By BHAFC • 19 November 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion women’s academy and RTC have been given permission to reopen.

The club has today received confirmation from The FA that the Dual Career Academy and Regional Talent Club are able to return to training under the elite sport exemption during the current lockdown.

The decision follows the submission of risk assessments to The FA which mirror the club's protocols for boys and were already approved by the Premier League.

Albion's DCA and RTC have been operating under these protocols since they returned to training in September but following the latest lockdown The FA took the decision to suspend training for girls junior and women’s development teams until 2nd December.

Women's general manager Polly Bancroft said, “We have worked hard to provide equal training conditions for both the boys and girls academies.

“We hope the conditions we provide for female players at the club will help us prevent any further disruptions due to the pandemic.

“We're hopeful that other clubs can also return to training and will be seeking opportunities for our teams to play fixtures.

“We know our players, parents, coaches and staff are looking forward to seeing our development teams getting back into training and out onto the pitch.”