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Academy Trials: Your chance to join Southend United's Academy

4 July 2014

Southend United are holding academy trials in August...

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. 

Please note: we do not currently hold trials for Under 16’s or for girl’s teams. 

SUFC Academy is holding trials on Wednesday 6th August, for the following age groups:  

Wednesday 6th August 2014

Please note these are for the 2014/2015 season age groups

Under 7’s, Under 8’s, Under 9’s,Under 10’s, Under 11’s and Under 12’s 
9am – 10.30am

Under 13’s, Under 14’s,

Under 15’s 
14:00pm - 3:30pm
The trials will take place at:
Please see attached directions and map 

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 2014/2015 season. Please see below for an outline of the correct age groups;

U7 1 SEP 2007 – 31 DEC 2007 1 JAN 2008 – 31 AUG 2008
U8 1 SEP 2006 – 31 DEC 2006 1 JAN 2007 – 31 AUG 2007
U9 1 SEP 2005 – 31 DEC 2005 1 JAN 2006 – 31 AUG 2006 
U10 1 SEP 2004 – 31 DEC 2004 1 JAN 2005 – 31 AUG 2005
U11 1 SEP 2003 – 31 DEC 2003 1 JAN 2004 – 31 AUG 2004
U12 1 SEP 2002 – 31 DEC 2002 1 JAN 2003 – 31 AUG 2003
U13 1 SEP 2001 – 31 DEC 2001 1 JAN 2002 – 31 AUG 2002
U14 1 SEP 2000 – 31 DEC 2000 1 JAN 2001 – 31 AUG 2001
U15 1 SEP 1999 – 31 DEC 1999 1 JAN 2000 – 31 AUG 2000
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;

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

By no later than Wednesday 30th July August 2014 

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 completed form to register your place on the trial
3) Keep this letter as confirmation of times / dates / venues etc. 
4) You will not receive a confirmation letter. Once you send off this form you have been registered.
5) Following the trial, you will only be contacted if you are successful


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 appointed designated meeting place: The front reception at Boots and Laces, where players will be registered and shown to an appropriate 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.  

Please note; If we do not receive these completed forms your child will not be able to take part in a trial.

Registration and Consent Form

Map to Boots & Laces

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