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Women's football scholarship

Find out more about our women’s football scholarship at UoG.

Here at UoG we support our women’s football programme in a number of ways. We want our athletes to thrive in the best possible environment. We are an FA Women’s High Performance Football Centre, one of only 10 in the country.

We have 2 competitive teams that play in fixtures against other universities in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) league. Our teams are coached by fully qualified coaches.

A football match taking place on the Astro pitch.
A female football player about the kick the ball.

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Women’s Football Performance Pathway

Players who gain entry to the UoG first team will have access to the extra benefits of being on our performance sport pathway. These include:

In addition to this, some players may also be eligible for a sports scholarship bursary payment. In order to apply to be in our women’s football performance pathway or to be considered for a football scholarship, please email stating your name and which sport you are applying for, and you will be sent an application pack.

Meet the coach: Kate Gumm

Kate is a UEFA B (Level 3) licenced coach who has been involved with football either as a player or a coach since she was 5 years old. As a player she was selected for England Youth camps, and aged just 16, played in the top women’s football league in England for Bristol Rovers, even featuring in a FA Cup semi-finals.

As a coach she has worked with players of all ages and genders, including Assistant Coach for Swindon Town Women (in Tier 3 of the women’s football pyramid) and most recently for Forest Green Rovers boys’ and girls’ academies. Just last season she was lucky enough to be highlighted as one of the top female coaches in the South West of England and, as a result, will also work this coming season as a Talent Coach for the Football Association. 

Head and shoulders photo of Kate Gumm smiling.

Applications for September 2024 are now open – please email to request an application.