Sunderland and Gateshead Girls Centre of Excellence Open Trials

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The Foundation of Light, in partnership with Gateshead College, is delighted to announce details of their forthcoming Open Trials to be held at Gateshead College for the FA Girls’ Centre of Excellence 2014 - 15 squads.

The Open Trials for the Centre of Excellence will be held on the following dates and times:

Age Group

Date

Time

Venue

U9 / U11 & U13s

Monday 9th June 2014

17:30 till 19:30

Gateshead College Academy for Sport NE10 0EF

U9 / U11 & U13s

Thursday 12th June 2014

17:30 till 19:30

Gateshead College Academy for Sport NE10 0EF

U9 / U11 & U13s

Saturday 21st June 2014

10:00 till 12:00

Gateshead College Academy for Sport NE10 0EF

Age Group

Date

Time

Venue

U15s & U17s

Monday 2nd June 2014

17:30 till 19:30

Gateshead College Academy for Sport NE10 0EF

U15s & U17s

Thursday 5th June 2014

17:30 till 19:30

Gateshead College Academy for Sport NE10 0EF

U15s & U17s

Saturday 14th June 2014

10:00 till 12:00

Gateshead College Academy for Sport NE10 0EF

The Centre of Excellence programme provides elite player development opportunities for female footballers aged 7–17 years and has helped establish local talents such as Jill Scott, Stephanie Houghton, Lucy Bronze and Jordan Nobbs progress within the Women’s Game.

Players take part in a comprehensive technical and tactical training programme covering all areas and concepts of the FA Future Game syllabus, whilst also competing in the FA Centre of Excellence fixture programme and the U17’s FA National League Cup.

To attend an Open Trial, please complete the TRIAL FORM below and return no later than Friday 23rd May 2014.

PLEASE NOTE: It is extremely important that players nominated qualify to play in the appropriate age group.  Any player either too young or too old will not be considered for assessment. The banding for each age group is:

U9’s:    Year of birth 2006 and 2007

U11’s:   Year of birth 2004 and 2005

U13’s:   Year of birth 2002 and 2003

U15’s:   Year of birth 2000 and 2001

U17’s:   Year of birth 1998 and 1999

Note: Girls Centre of Excellence trials are subject to being granted an FA License

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