Herefordshire FA are looking for talented boys and girls to trial for their Player Development Centre ahead of the 2021/22 season. Over 3 sessions at the beginning of June, players are invited to showcase their skills and earn a place in one of the 9 HFA PDC squads.

The Herefordshire FA PDC provides the perfect complement to grassroots football by offering extra coaching in a fun and professional environment. All players will receive expert coaching from experienced FA and UEFA qualified coaches as well as competitive match opportunities.

The addition of the boys’ programme to the existing girls’centre, forms part of Herefordshire FA’s commitment to providing a complete pathway for talented players in the county. Next season the boys centre will be playing in the Junior Premier League, with the girls playing against a variety of similar centres, RTCs and clubs.

Jamie Pitman, PDC Technical Director commented

“At the PDC we are fully dedicated to giving talented local players the opportunity to progress and develop their game in a supportive, fun and competitive environment. 

Our new technical syllabus focuses on improving all aspects of player performance across in possession, out of possession and transitional topics.

We want to help every player reach the best of their ability and would recommend any players looking to improve to register for our trials.”

The trials take place in June, rounding off the first season Herefordshire FA have run their Player Development Centre for both boys and girls. As part of their commitment to providing a player-focussed opportunity, Herefordshire FA have gathered regular feedback from players and parents over the course of the season which has included;

[My daughter’s] confidence and skill has improved immensely. She absolutely loves training and is always buzzing afterwards.”

“[My son] has improved tremendously due to excellent coaching, stimulating sessions, great team spirit, welcoming atmosphere and playing with a talented squad.”

To register for trials, players and parents are encouraged tovisit

Trials for the boys U13, U14, U15, U16 and brand new U12 teams will take place on the 7th, 10th, and 12th of June at the Herefordshire FA County Ground. These squads will train hourly twice a week as well as playing in the Junior Premier League

Trials for the girls U10, U12, U14 and U16 teams will follow the week after on the 14th, 17th, and 19th June also at the HFA County Ground. The girls’ teams will train once a week for an hour and a half as well as playing regular fixtures against other development and talent centres in the region.