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Academy: February Trial Days

8 February 2014

Trials for under-7 to under-15's with Southend United's Academy

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 and demonstrate your football skills.

SUFC Academy is holding trial days on Saturday 15th February & Tuesday 18th February, for the following age groups: (Please note: we do not hold trials for Under 16’s). 

Saturday 15th February 2014

(2013/2014 season age groups)

9am – 11.00am

Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s,Under 10’s, Under 11’s and Under 12’s 

Tuesday 18th February 2014

(2013/2014 season age groups)

9am – 11.00am            Under 13’s, Under 14’s, 

12:00pm - 2:00pm         Under 15’s 

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 the trial day, the attached Trial Application & Parental Consent Forms must be completed and signed 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

No later than

Saturday 8th February 2014 for ages 7 -12
Tuesday 11th February 2014 for ages 13-15
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. 


1) Read through the enclosed information carefully
2) Send back the attached form to register your place on the trial
3) Keep this letter as confirmation of times / dates / venues etc. DO NOT RETURN THE INFORMATION LETTER
4) You will not receive a confirmation letter, once you send off this form you have been registered.


You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before the start time of your trial, 

Please arrive in training kit, and remember to bring with you, 

• Shin pads, 
• Football boots 
• Drinks bottle. 

On arrival please report to the front reception at Boots and Laces, where players will be registered and shown to their designated changing area.  

Refreshments for parents will be available at Boots and Laces and a designated parent’s area will be marked out on the training ground for parents wanting to spectate.


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