York City FC Foundation, Tier 1 Regional Talent Club Trials - Sat 10th June
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Posted By : David Winterburn, League Secretary

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The York City Foundation RTC Open trials are now 2 weeks away and all players who have reached the age of 8 but under the age of 16 as at midnight on 31st August 2017 are eligible to attend.

The club are particularly looking for players under the age of 10 as at 31st August 2017.

The club offer specialist goalkeeping coaching, a position that is not always easy to fill, so if your daughter is a goalkeeper then please request a trial application form.


The FA Regional Talent Club is a quality-assured programme that provides player development opportunities for elite female players at Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16.

The programme forms an integral part of the England Women’s Elite Talent Pathway, the club having been awarded a Tier 1 Licence by the FA, 1 of only 13 clubs to achieve this status.    

The clubs technical programme is led by UEFA “A” Licence coach Adie Costello who oversees an extremely talented and experienced UEFA B and Level 2 coaching team. The Sports Science and Medical team includes physiotherapists, performance coaches, performance analysts and nutritionists led by Dale Forsdyke, Senior Lecture in Sports Injury Management at York St. John University.

York City FC Foundation Regional Talent Club has already seen notable success this season, with 6 players achieving international selection at England National or Regional Training Camps, underlining the club ethos of Fulfilling Female Potential. Players on reaching the age of 16 and leaving the programme have been successful in joining FA WSL clubs Manchester City, Doncaster Rovers Belles and Durham development teams.


Trials for all age groups will be held on 10th, 17th and 24th June at our training facilities at York St. John University. Haxby Road, York YO31 8FY

  • U10 and U12 - 10am to 12 noon
  • U14 and U16 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm


The FA RTC eligible cut off dates for each age group are aligned with school years.

  • U10 – Players born between 1st September 2007 and 31st August 2009
  • U12 – Players born between 1st September 2005 and 31st August 2007
  • U14 – Players born between 1st September 2003 and 31st August 2005
  • U16 – Players born between 1st September 2001 and 31st August 2003


All players must also meet the following criteria:

  • Player’s home postcode must be within 1 hour 30 minutes travel time of our RTC base Post Code of YO23 2BB.
  • Players must have an English parent or an English grandparent OR you must have been educated in England for at least five consecutive years.

To further details and to register interest and receive further information, please email yorkrtc.ycfc@hotmail.com  and request a parental consent application form.


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