Ambitious young female footballers have the chance to trial for three Girls Centres of Excellence over the summer across the south-east of England as Colchester United, Arsenal and Millwall & Lewisham begin their intakes for the 2012/13 campaign.
Players cannot just turn up for a trial, they must pre-register and can do this through the application processes detailed below.
Players born in 1996 or 1997 qualify for the Under 17s age group, and the following pattern applies: Under 15s if born in 1998 or 1999, Under 13s in 2000 or 2001, Under 11s in 2002 or 2003, Under 9s in 2004 or 2005.
Colchester United Ladies FC: Players at this centre will benefit from participation in a full fixture programme against other Centres of Excellence, scouting for England international squads and advanced coaching from highly experienced UEFA ‘A’ & ‘B’ licensed coaches. There is also full physiotherapy available, as well as sports science, strength and conditioning, nutrition and psychology support in first class facilities. Players train weekly on the full size, 3G Astroturf surface and receive a training and matchday kit package. A pathway to the Colchester United Ladies FC Academy and Senior teams also exists. Visit www.colchesterunitedladiesfc.com, call (07809) 195001 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrub End Community & Sports Centre, Boadicea Way, Colchester, Essex, CO2 9BG
Wednesday 13th June: 6:00-8:30pm (Open)
Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th June: 6:00-8:30pm (Invite)
Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th June: 6:00-8:30pm (Final)
Millwall & Lewisham: The trials are open for all girls on 3G or 4G surfaces. However, players will need to register in order to attend. For a registration form, please contact E-Mail Paul Palmer at email@example.com or call (020) 7740 0503.
The Lion Centre, Millwall Community Scheme, Zampa Road, London, SE16 3LN Crown Woods College, 145 Bexley Road, Eltham, Surrey, SE9 2PT
Saturday 2nd June: 1:00pm-3:00pm (Under 11’s at the Lion Centre)
Saturday 2nd June: 1:00pm-3:00pm (Under 13s at the Lion Centre)
Sunday 10th June: 11:30am-2:00pm (Under 15s at Crown Woods College - First Round)
Sunday 10th June: 11:30am-4:00pm (Under 17s at Crown Woods College - First Round)
Sunday 17th June: 11:30am-2:00pm (Under 15s at Crown Woods College - Second Round)
Sunday 17th June: 11:30am-4:00pm (Under 17s at Crown Woods College - First Round)
Arsenal Ladies: Friday 8th June is the final deadline for applications at the Gunners, and full details can be found online at www.arsenal.com/ladies/centre-of-excellence.
Wednesday 6th June: 5:00-6:00pm (Under 11s), 6:15-7:15pm and 7:30-8:30pm (Under 13s, these trials are full), 6:15-7:15 (goalkeeper trials at all age groups)
Thursday 7th June: 5:00-6:00pm, 6:15-7:15pm and 7:30-8:30pm (Under 15s)
Friday 8th June: 5:00-6:00pm, 6:15-7:15pm and 7:30-8:30pm (Under 17s)
Thursday 14th June: 5:00-6:00pm (Under 9s), 5:00-6:00pm (Under 11s), 5:00-6:00pm (Under 13s), 6:15-7:15pm (Under 15s), 7:30-
8:30pm (Under 17s)
Tuesday 19th June: 5:00-6:00pm (Under 11s), 5:00-6:00pm (Under 13s), 6:15-7:15pm (Under 15s), 7:30-8:30pm (Under 17s)
Thursday 21st June: 5:00-6:00pm (Under 11s), 5:00-6:00pm (Under 13s), 6:15-7:15pm (Under 15s), 7:30-8:30pm (Under 17s)