YOUNG aspiring footballers in Wales will be able to showcase their skills this summer when the UK’s top football scouting agency heads west looking for talented players.
This August, UK Football Trials is staging a training session in Swansea at Llandarcy Sports Academy seeking promising players for an opportunity to play before national coaches and talent scouts.
UK Football Trials have helped more than 100 players secure trials at professional and semi-professional clubs in the UK.
UK Football Trials director Harry Price said: “We know there are extremely talented players in Wales who just need a chance. Having grown up in a rural remote area, I know personally how tough it is to get access to pro clubs and be seen.
“We are looking for players aged 10-28, who would like to showcase their skills and have a chance to get scouted. It is open to outfield players and goal keepers.”
Every young footballer dreams of becoming a professional footballer. However, with just a handful of professional clubs in Wales and the South West of England, talented players don’t have the same opportunities to showcase their talent as players in other parts of the UK.
Harry added: “All our coaches are UEFA qualified with professional club experience. Every player will pick up tips on improving and enjoy a fantastic standard of coaching during the trial day.”
The training format will provide players with a typical pro club session, followed by matches, with each player getting feedback assessments on 10 areas of their game given to them on the day.
UK Football Trials has a wide, nationwide network of coaches and scouts along with contacts within every level of the UK football pyramid from semi professional to the premier league.
Harry said: “While unfortunately the majority of players aren’t at the required standard, we have a fantastic record of placing talented players and have great independent feedback from the trial players and parents that can be seen on our website. We are delighted to provide this amazing opportunity for players in Wales.”
The trial takes place on Thursday, August 28th, from 11am to 2pm. Spaces are limited and the cost of the trial is £50. Parents interested in registering players for the training session can do so at www.ukfootballtrials.com.