Paris Saint-Germain's women's football department inaugurates Youth Academy

The first players arrived at the Paris Saint-Germain Women’s Youth Academy on Wednesday, 2 August, the latest step to consolidate the development of the club’s talented female players.

Thirty-four players aged between 15 and 19 moved into their new ‘home’, which is headed by former international Sonia Haziraj, the Technical Director.

This facility is currently based at the professional teams’ Training Centre in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and will later be integrated into the PSG Campus in Poissy.

The players will benefit from optimal conditions and top-level support as they pursue their three-pronged individual project: sports, school, and social development.

The young players will be split into two teams throughout the season, including an ‘Elite’ group which will play in France’s U19 National championship.

Paris Saint-Germain have been developing its young talents through the U19 set-up for several years.

There are currently ten players in the first-team squad that have come through the club’s academy: Sandy Baltimore, Laurina Fazer, Magnaba Folquet, Grace Geyoro (captain), Océane Hurtré, Marie-Antoinette Katoto (the Club’s women’s team all-time leading goalscorer), Jade Leguilly, Hawa Sangare, Océane Toussaint and Manssita Traoré. They have played in France’s youth national teams with some even having progressed to the senior international side.

"This is a key moment for Paris Saint-Germain and also women’s football in France. Having a dedicated youth academy is a new step that will improve still further the development of young female players. We have an extraordinary pool of talent to draw on, and our goal is for our first team to continue to be made up of talents that have come through the Club. With the future integration of this facility into the PSG Campus in Poissy, the conditions will be even more exceptional and will help the players progress both in sporting terms as well as educationally”, sayed Angelo Castellazzi, Paris Saint-Germain’s Women’s Department Sporting Director.

Youth academy organisational structure:

Angelo Castellazzi - Sporting Director
Sabrina Delannoy - Deputy Sporting Director
Sonia Haziraj - Youth Academy Technical Director
Sophie Perrichon - Administrative Manager, Socio-Educational Contact
Cédric Martin - Team Manager

Paulo César - Coach
Grégory Bénarib - Coach
Noémie Luce - Goalkeeper coach/Assistant coach
José Da Silva - Goalkeeper coach/Assistant coach
Paul Gallee - Fitness coach

2023/24 Youth Academy intake:

Players born in 2005:
Tara Elimbi Gilbert (PSG U19s)
Eden Leguilly (PSG U19s)
Amelie Joseph (PSG U19s)
Fanny Rossi (PSG U19s)

Players born in 2006:
Alyssa Fernandes (PSG U19s)
Katia Imarazene (PSG U19s)
Naya Megnin (US Saint-Malo)
Landryna Lushimbabilombi (PSG U19s)
Marie Mulot (PSG U19s)
Naolia Traore (PSG U19s)

Players born in 2007:
Olivia Romiti (PSG U19s)
Auryane Abdourahim (ASJ Soyaux)
Melia Bourdoncle (Rodez Aveyron F)
Lahna Diawara (PSG U19s)
Anais Ebayilin (PSG U19s)
Naomi Ekwalla (Association PSG)
Ornella Graziani (PSG U19s)
Lina Greve Chaib (Olympique de Valence)
Stella Maignan (PSG U19s)
Lena Mouzon (CS Sedan Ardennes)
Olivia Romiti (PSG U19s)

Players born in 2008:
Medina Belaid (Le Havre AC)
Kadiatou Diarra (Paris FC)
Sofia Djoubri (Quevilly Rouen Metropole)
Jade Dubois (Racing Club de France)
Noémie Fatier (Association PSG)
Aliya Flament (Association PSG)
Emma Gin (Association PSG)
Dalo Jabbie (Paris Football Club)
Gabrielle Le Roux (Pays de Fontainebleau RC)
Tania Maximino Marques (Fleury 91 FC)
Assia Mehdi (Association PSG)
Léa-Laetitia Morissaint (Claye-Souilly Sportif Football)
Lendo Nzaba (FC Mantois)
Nina Rousselot (Sarcelles AAS)