Open Trials for Under 18 and Under 21 Players

Open trials are being held in January for AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy Under 21s for pro-active players aged 16 to 21 who are seeking to challenge themselves for the remainder of the 2021/22 season and the new 2022/23 season.

Competitive matches take place Saturday mornings in the Midland Football League (MFL) and are mixed together with friendly fixtures against professional and semi-professional opponents to challenge players.

With a defined pathway into AFC Rushden & Diamonds first team in terms of both training and matches, AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy aims to attract, develop, support and progress players on a path to semi-professional or professional football.

This exciting programme, playing competitive games in the Midland Football League includes:

  • UEFA B licensed coaches
  • Training twice a week.
  • Video Analysis of games
  • Goalkeeper Coaching – UEFA B qualified
  • Physio & Sports Therapists
  • Regular Performance Reviews

To register or find out more Information, please contact Richard Maxwell on 07811 744264 or email

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