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Brentford FC CST Football Development Centre - Trials, April 2017
School Years 7-11
Monday 10th April, 2017
Swift Road Outdoor Sports Centre
Places are now available for our Football Development Centre Trials which will take place on Monday 10th April 2017 (during the half term holidays). The trials are separated into two sessions with trials for years 1 to 6 taking place in the morning and trials for years 7 to 11 taking place in the afternoon.
(Please note we can only accept applications for player’s who live in the following Borough’s: Hounslow, Richmond, Ealing, Hillingdon & Spelthorne). PLEASE DO NOT APPLY FOR THESE TRIALS IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THESE AREAS AS WE CANNOT ACCEPT YOU.
Current Football Development Centre player's need not apply for these trials.
Our Football Development Centre (FDC) has been in existence for over 17 years and was started with the aim of offering a development programme for talented young players.
The fee-based weekly programme operates at 2 venues (Southall and Twickenham). Player’s train once a week. The programme runs in conjunction with training that players may receive elsewhere.
The FDC also offers a *development match programme (during school holidays), taking place 5 times a year. Matches are played against other professional clubs Development Programmes such as Coventry, MK Dons, Wycombe Wanderers and Oxford United amongst others. Players are encouraged to take part in the matches as this helps us assess the progress of players.
Primarily, we recruit player’s via our existing projects and trusted sources. However, The FDC Trials are held twice a year (also at Easter) and gives players a chance to trial who would not normally be a participant at one of our sessions. Players must be in school year’s 1 to 11.
For those in Year 11, a route exists to apply for our ELITE Development Football Programme in conjunction with West Thames College which is a potential pathway to Brentford FC's newly formed 'B' team. We can also offer players in that age group a potential pathway to play for Brentford FC in The English Football League Trust National Futal League. Pathways inlcude, The FA Futsal Centre of Excellence, England U19 & 23 Futsal teams. Contact details for this can be seen at the bottom.
We will be holding our seventh set of trials for our FDC at Swift Road Outdoor Sports Centre (adjacent to Dairy Meadow School) in Southall. There will be a training session followed by conditioned small-sided games.
The trial lasts for 3 hours (including a 30 minute rest period). The trials cost £10.00 per person (plus booking fee). Places are strictly limited in all the age groups - your child must train in the correct year group and live in one of the eligible Borough’s (see top of article) for this trial.
Registration closes at midday, Friday 7th April 2017. NO PAY ON THE DAY APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED
If your child is successful then they will be invited to join the FDC group - this will not affect your child’s regular Saturday or Sunday football.
FDC Trial Itinerary – Monday 10th April 2017
Years 7 & 8 (combined), 9, 10 & 11 (combined)
13.15pm - 13.45pm: Registration
13.45pm - 14.55pm: Training
14.55pm - 15.15pm: Break
15.15pm - 16.35pm: Matches
16.35pm - 16.40pm: Debrief
16.40pm - 16.45pm: Departure
Parents/Guardians, please note the following:
We cannot accept on the day bookings, once places are filled we will no longer accept bookings for that age group.
The Trust cannot accept bookings from parents for players other than their own as this infringes upon our strict Child Protection and Health and Safety policies. You can only book your own child onto the trial.
Full information including venue details, player kit list etc is available upon completion of player registration.
*The match day programme involves both home and away fixtures - travelling is involved.
PAYMENTS: Please note that there is an option to either pay by a PAYPAL account or to select 'CHECK OUT AS A GUEST' and pay via debit or credit card.
To book your places please click on the appropriate age group.
Please note our Refund Policy.
11+ or more days notice - Full refund provided
7-10 days notice - 75% refund provided
4-6 days notice: 50% refund
0-3 days notice - No refund provided
Year 11 BFCCST/West Thames College Football Programme: Dan Senda: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 11 BFCCST/Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham Futsal Programme: Luis Melville: email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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The Brentford FC Football in the Community Programme, established in 1987, was amongst the pioneering programmes aimed at engaging football clubs with their communities.
Thirty years on and the Trust, 4 times winners of the Football League Community Club of the Year award, is now employing 34 contracted staff and over 50 coaches. In 2015-16, BFC CST engaged 11,142 participants and delivered 6402 sessions across four key areas - sports participation, health, education and inclusion.
Now into our 13th year as a Charitable Sports Trust we continue to develop as one of the leading providers of sports, education and employment opportunities in West London. It really is about more than just football: we are about participation, inclusion and engagement offering a portfolio of programmes that educate, motivate, involve and inspire.