Open Trials u21 & u18 – Monday 10th February 2020

Under 18s looking for players in School Year 11,12,13 next season.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds under 21 “Elite” & under 18 “Strive” squads aims to attract, develop and progress players on a path to semi-professional or professional football. These exciting Elite squads are looking to attract players from 16 years old from across the region. A dedicated team of FA qualified coaches will provide high quality coaching programme for the under 21 “Elite” & under 18 “Strive” squads, playing competitive games in the high quality and challenging Midland Football League. The players will have the opportunity represent AFC Rushden & Diamonds in friendlies against other professional and semi-professional football clubs.

 Players – aged 16-21 looking to take the next steps on the path to high-level men’s football.

 Training – two nights per week, Monday and Thursday.

 Coaches – UEFA “A” and “B” Qualified Coaches, specialist Goalkeeping Coach, Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sports Therapist.

 Matches – Saturdays in the Midland Football League and high quality Professional / Semi-Professional friendly opponents.

 Loans – Active loans system to enable player development at Step 3-6 ( Southern League + United Counties League) and above, with regular scouting and reviews to ensure each loan is delivering the required development.

 Pathway – defined pathway for the most able players to be involved with the AFC R&D 1st team, both training and matches (Step 3 Southern Premier Division Central)

Open trials are being held in February for those pro-active players seeking to challenge themselves for the new season. Places are limited, so please register early below. For more information and to register your interest in attending trials, please contact :

Richard Maxwell 07811 744264

Monday 10th Feb (7:30pm-10:00pm)

@ 3G Astro-turf