Address: Brittain Building, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA

Centre contact: Lindsey Stephenson


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We are holding an open trials process for female football players who wish to excel in the sport. The FA have restructured the female talent pathway and Centres of Excellence will now be known as Regional Talent Clubs (RTCs). There are 3 tiers of RTCs and we hold a Tier 2 Licence. RTCs exist to develop England international players capable of winning major championships and players to exit at U16’s into the highest possible level. Teesside Sport RTC has a firm focus on player development and the very highest standards of application are expected of players.

Successful trialists at U10, U12, U14 and U16 will train and play full time with the RTC during the 2018/19 season. U10/U12 age groups at the RTC will compete in a boy’s league (Russel Foster) and U14/U16’s will play in a weekly regional fixture programme with other RTCs with additional fixtures against out of region clubs and male teams.

All players will have to commit to the full training programme.
Monday – Technical/Tactical
Tuesday – Strength and Conditioning (U14/U16 only)
Wednesday – Movement Mastery
Thursday – Technical/Tactical
Saturday – Game Day

Please note that all players who wish to be considered for selection must attend the trials including current Regional Talent Club players and there is no guaranteed place for any player. Participants will be expected to attend all trial dates and the coaching staff will make selections throughout the process at their discretion. If, for a genuine reason, a player cannot attend trials, we will look at the possibility of assessing at a later date but this is no guarantee. If a player trials for more than one RTC, this must be stated to centre manager. If our trial dates clash with other RTC’s we cannot provide an extra trail for those who choose not to attend all dates provided and staff can only make decisions on players in the time they attend.

Trials will take place at Teesside University, Olympia Building, 3G, TS1 3BX

Tuesday 12th, Thursday 14th, Tuesday 19th, Thursday 21nd June 2018:
• 5.30pm – 7.00pm U10s and U12’s
• 7.00pm – 8.30pm U14’s and U16’s
• Please arrive in sufficient time to register

Please complete registration form my 9th June 2018. A consent form must be signed by a parent/guardian on arrival at trials.

The Regional Talent Club age banding run on an Academic Calendar (September – August) and are in line with grass roots football clubs.

The age ranges for the Regional Talent Club for the 2018/19 season are detailed below:

Age Group
U10 – September 2008 – August 2010
U12 – September 2006 – August 2008
U14 – September 2004 – August 2006
U16 – September 2002 – August 2004

Lindsey Stephenson
Teesside RTC Manager