Stockport County FC Academy trial form

Like most clubs Football Education programmes, we pride ourselves on developing our players as people, as well as educated footballers. The Football Education opens many doors for those who complete the education programme as well as maintaining regular football training and matches throughout the two years. Alumni of the Football Education have gone on to earn contracts with our partner club Stockport Town, while others have gone onto university to study subjects such as Sports Management, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Analysis and more. Career paths at the end of the programme are also vast as they include the options of becoming a coach, gym instructor, player care officer and sports rehabilitator among others. We hold regular trials throughout the academic year so that everyone has an equal opportunity. There is a current requirement for GCSE attainment which is 4 GCSE’s equivalent to A-C including English or Maths.

Can I write in to be invited to an open trial?
Our trials for the Football Education are sporadic throughout the academic year. If you are interested in a trial, please complete the form below. Trials will include a full training session with our Football Education coaches, as well as a gym session with our sports rehabilitators. There will also be further information available regarding the education programme.

How can I be sure that my talent has not been overlooked?
Rest assured, with literally thousands of scouts representing the various clubs, if you have the required level of ability, you should be spotted. Our scouts may or may not be wearing club branded clothing. Many people don’t think they have ever had a scout at their games when in fact just the opposite could be true.

I have waited years to be spotted. Should I give up?
Within reason it’s never too late. Some players mature later than others, and lots of top-class professionals have entered the game at a relatively late stage. Keep playing the highest standard of football possible, and never give up hope, above all always try your best as you never know who is watching!

Due to the high levels of correspondence we receive, we are unable to enter into communication and respond to everyone. Please do not repeatedly contact us, as we will keep your trial request on our files, and will either be in touch or come along to one of your games if we feel you have the qualities and skills we require.

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