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Academy Trial Information

26 July 2013

Ever thought about playing for Southend United Football Club?

If you are aged 6 – 15 years old and are interested in playing for Southend United Football Club’s Academy,then this is your opportunity to come along anddemonstrate your football skills.

SUFC Academy is holding trial days on Saturday 10th August & Saturday 17th August for the following age groups: (Please note: we do not hold trials for Under 16’s).

Saturday 10th August 2013

9am – 11.00am ​Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s and Under 10’s (2013/2014 season age groups)

12:00pm - 2:00pm ​Under 15’s (2013/2014 season age groups)

Saturday 17th August 2013

9am – 11.00am​            Under 11’s, Under 12’s, Under 13’s (2013/2014 season age groups)

12:00pm - 2:00pm ​Under 14’s (2013/2014 season age groups)

The trials will take place at:

Boots & Laces Training Ground, Eastern Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS2 4DX

The trials are free and open to footballers who live within 90 minutes travel time of the training facility and will consist of small-sided games in each individual age group (number dependant). The Academy coaching and recruitment team will be on hand to watch each group in a safe, pressure free environment

Please note, the above age groups are for the coming 2013/2014 season. Please see below for an outline of the correct age groups;


U7 ​1 SEP 2006 – 31 DEC 2006​1 JAN 2007 – 31 AUG 2007
U8 ​1 SEP 2005 – 31 DEC 2005​1 JAN 2006 – 31 AUG 2006
U9 ​1 SEP 2004 – 31 DEC 2004​1 JAN 2005 – 31 AUG 2005
U10​ 1 SEP 2003 – 31 DEC 2003​1 JAN 2004 – 31 AUG 2004
U11​ 1 SEP 2002 – 31 DEC 2002​1 JAN 2003 – 31 AUG 2003
U12​ 1 SEP 2001 – 31 DEC 2001​1 JAN 2002 – 31 AUG 2002
U13 ​1 SEP 2000 – 31 DEC 2000​1 JAN 2001 – 31 AUG 2001
U14 ​1 SEP 1999 – 31 DEC 1999​1 JAN 2000 – 31 AUG 2000
U15​ 1 SEP 1998 – 31 DEC 1998​1 JAN 1999 – 31 AUG 1999

How to apply

To register for a trial the attached Trial Application/Parental Consent Form must be completed by your parent/legal guardian and returned to;

David Johnson
Head of Coaching
Southend Utd FC
Roots Hall
Victoria Avenue
Southend on Sea
Essex, SS2 6NQ

By no later than Friday 2nd August 2013

At Southend United Football Club we acknowledge that we have a responsibility to safeguard the welfare of every child and young person who has been entrusted to our care. Southend United Football Club is committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for everyone so they can participate in football in a relaxed and secure atmosphere.

The form is available here.

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