Professional Development Phase (U17-U21)

Professional Development Phase (U17-U21)


The Professional Development Phase aims to prepare the player for life as a professional or semi-professional footballer in the Club’s first team. Games are organised regionally and usually take place at weekends.

Game Format

Any variety of competition including one, season-long, league table is permitted. Results can be collected, published and trophies presented.

Format: 11v11 including goalkeeper.
Pitch Size: Maximum 130 x 100 yards, Minimum 100 x 50 yards.
Ball Size: 5
Goal Size: 24 x 8 feet
Playing time: Minimum 25 minutes, Maximum 45 minutes (per half)
Maximum in one day for normal fixtures 120 minutes, 150 minutes for all tournaments and events.

Ask For A Trial

Player recruitment for the first team is overseen by the First Team Manager. Recruitment for our professional development phase is overseen by our Head of Professional Development, Cameron Foster: 07748 378769 /

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