Representative Team Trials Announced

We are delighted to announce our Representative Team Trials for the forthcoming season 2019-2020

Over the past 5 years we have had a number of parents and players ask:

“What is the Representative Team Program and what does it mean?”

To be involved in the representative team during any season year is an honour and privilege for those players selected. Next season the league will have approximately 15,000 players in it. Therefore, any player selected is in the top 2% of players in that specific age group.

The aim of the program is to provide the players in the league with a high-quality experience at some of the worlds best academies and hopefully create a pathway for them to develop, improve and eventually progress to one of those academies. Failing that, we hope that these players leave us at U16 and progress into an education pathway that has a strong footballing program, where players have the opportunity to play within the National League and at other semi-professional levels.

In the 2016-17 season, 40% of players signed professional contracts and over 60% had a trial at a professional club.

The selection process for the Junior Premier League Representative Team is a 4-step process.

The process starts at the end of the season, where the staff team start to identify players who have impressed them throughout the year as well as those who are in the top goal scorers and awards list.

Throughout the summer we will then host a variety of trials to provide the players ample opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. The program for 2019/2020 is:

1. Open Trial (Summer)
2. Manager recommendation trial (Summer)
3. Selection Camp (October Half-Term)

By having an open and manager recommendation trial we feel that this gives as many players an opportunity to be part of the rep teams as possible.

After the selection camp, players will receive an email explaining the program and what is expected of them throughout the season.

All players selected for the Representative Team will be offered the opportunity to attend an international training camp at Worldwide Renowned Academy; in October our current Rep Teams will be visiting Real Madrid.

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