p793 wrote:Arsenal- is that true for every club? I thought it was just for EPL academys? As at a recent trial there was players from up and down the country?
Anyway you were right, I rang numerous clubs and they all wanted a copy of my CV. I got my brother who has a degree in English to help me present it very well and have sent it to numerous clubs so things may be promising.
Basically what you need to do is, ring receptionist for the club, ask her about the email adress for a trial and then send her it and they will get back to you.
I feel pretty down right now though beause some clubs have just said "right..you have just finished your gcses? which club did you play for before your last trial? oh...well we couyld have a ook at your cv so send it in the post....." but i feel like they think I mustnt be good enough if I havnt played for an academy already. sigh......
I'm pretty sure its for all football league academies until you turn 16 or something. They don't want the kids to be going farther than 1 hour away from their home.
To get into a football league academy you do have to be good and tbh they'll probably want to see that you've played at a high level (center of excellence, youth academy, england schoolboys, etc).
Maybe even try some Ryman and Unibond clubs, yes its far down but football is football. A lot of kids on youth teams down there progress quickly into the first team.
Also look for something like this http://www.southportfc.net/Youth/Footba ... fault.aspx
a lot of teams are teaming up with local colleges and doing this. You still get to study but also turn out for a clubs youth team.
These trials have already passed but it wouldn't hurt to maybe email your cv and see if they need anymore players. http://www.ketteringtownfc.co.uk/story.php?story_id=457
another college football thing. just to get an idea.