Regional Girls Talent Club Trials Booked


Essex’s talented young female footballers can put themselves forward for places at our Girls Regional Talent Club (RTC), which will again be responsible for the delivery of elite girls’ football development in 2017/18.

Please click here to submit a nomination.

Applications are being invited to take part in trials on Saturday 17th June on the 3G pitch at Shrub End Sports & Community Centre in Boadicea Way, Colchester. 34 clubs and centres nationwide currently deliver coaching and education to the best young female footballers in the country. RTCs deliver enhanced coaching and support designed to improve the development of elite female players through the FA Girls’ England Talent Pathway.

The licensees are grouped into three tiers, dependent on their facilities, workforce, coach and player development, performance service provision and the number of age groups they will work with. They have FA funding aligned to their tier, which they are required to ‘match fund’ a percentage of, and increased FA support. Essex are in Tier Two of three, and they’re the only County FA in the country to have attained one of the prestigious licenses.

RTC age groups run alongside the academic year, starting in September. The Under 10s and 12s teams compete in FA Charter Standard youth leagues to enable players to further develop both technically and physically. The older age groups play in FA-organised fixture programmes against other RTCs. These four Essex age groups are now accepting nominations:

Under 12s (Years Six and Seven on 1st September 2017): 10:00am-12:00pm
Under 10s (Years Four and Five on 1st September 2017): 1:00-3:00pm
Under 16s (Years Ten and Eleven on 1st September 2017): 1:00-3:00pm
Under 14s (Years Eight and Nine on 1st September 2017): 3:00-5:00pm

Invitational (Second) Trial: Sunday 25th June 2017 (further details provided if successful)

Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before your trial. Trials will be taking place on a 3G pitch where only moulded or studded boots can be worn. Players are also expected to wear shin pads, bring drinks and have the correct clothing for all weather conditions.

To register online, visit by Wednesday 14th June. The post code for the trial venue is CO2 9BG. If you have any trial-related questions, E-Mail For further information on football in Essex, browse the menus above, follow @EssexCountyFA on Twitter and search for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

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