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August Trials - Amazing Success

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:38 PM
The UK Football Trials team have returned to the office after a UK tour traveling over 2,100 miles for the last two weeks, in search of undiscovered talent. 641 players have had the opportunity to impress scouts from International Level, Premier League, SPL, Championship, League 1, League 2 and semi pro football across the UK this summer. Decisions are sent out via email on September 5th and scouted players will be called on the phone...
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Decision Day!

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:37 PM
he UK Football Trials office team are now in the process of sending out the decisions to all of the trial players from the August football trials. Players will start to receive emails from 3 pm today and we should be finished by 8pm! Selected players will be called by Harry, Jim and Kai and if they cannot get through to you - they will send an email with the outcomes...
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Romedi Llapi, Aged 13, Training with Manchester City

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:36 PM
K Football Trials are delighted to announce that Manchester City have taken one of our players in for a six-week training programme with the academy. Romedi Llapi, 13, flew over from Canada this August especially to attend our football trials and followed our team all over the country. The defensive midfielder, who was ranked in the top 12 from 5,000 children in Toronto...
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Zac Smith, Aged 14, Signed by Gillingham FC

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:34 PM
In May this year we brought you the news that Zachary Smith, 14, was set for a trial with pro club Gillingham, after he was spotted at our trials last Easter. Now, we are delighted to announce that he is set to sign a one year contract with the club, playing for both the u15's and the u16's for the 2015/16 season...
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Maclean Simpson, Aged 17, Trial with Woking

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:28 PM
Simpson, originally for Australia, moved over to the UK earlier this year in the hope of finding a club in England after finding his opportunities limited at home. He attended trials in Manchester, Birmingham and Scotland before finally getting spotted at his final trial of the Summer in Plymouth...
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Former Chelsea and Charlton Player Lands Tooting & Mitcham Chance!

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:26 PM
After attending three football trials with us in August, Ola has already been in for a session with Ryman league side Tooting and Mitcham Utd. Trials in West London, Essex and South London saw him receive interest from three clubs in total, including a League 2 side. As a schoolboy, Ola had a six-week trial with Chelsea, before eventually signing for Charlton where he played for two years...
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Striker Turns Down Scholarship Opportunity

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:23 PM
Elias, a former Wycombe Wanderers academy prospect, was invited in for a trial with Ryman League Premier Division side Farnborough FC after impressing at our West London trial in August. The striker scored in a 45 minute run-out for the u18's, before being offered a scholarship which he went on to refuse...
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Freeman Nyakumbi, Aged 13, Trial with Crystal Palace

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:22 PM
Freeman Nyakumbi, who plays as a central attacking midfielder, was invited for a trial with Crystal Palace on the same day he was spotted at our football trial in West London in August. Displaying incredible vision and awareness for his age, this is a big jump for a player who has only played to district level in the past. Speaking about Freeman's trial with Palace, Dad, James, said: "It was a good experience for him...
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Arsenal & Fulham Trial For Bermudan Wonderkid

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:19 PM
Congratulations to 12 year old star Kilae Crockwell on a superb football trial with us in the summer! Kilae who showed incredible power, pace, technical skills in the trials shone right from the start. He showed himself to be a very coachable player, with a great attitude, listening carefully to the UK Football Trials Head Coach Kevin Kent throughout the sessions and progressed to a level that caught the eye of the whole UK Football Trials team...
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Professional Football Scouts Association Agreement Reached!

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:17 PM
UK Football Trials are now the only football trials company in the World, EXCLUSIVELY endorsed and recommended by the Professional Football Scouts Association (PFSA). The founder is 12 year former Man United scout David Hobson who will also ATTEND ALL of our October football trials! David who is a globally renowned scout who has worked in the Academy as Football Scout and Talent Identification Specialist for Manchester United FC during Sir Alex Ferguson's time has found players for United from 9yrs old to the first team squad...
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Liam Cressey - Centre Back, Aged 11, Trial with Swansea

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:15 PM
A UK Football Trials player has spoken of his excitement at his invitation to train with Swansea City Development for a six-week period. 11-year-old Liam Cressey, who plays as a central defender, impressed his coach at the football trial in Swansea this summer enough to earn a trial with the Premier League club, where he started last Wednesday...
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Callum Flynn Watched by Newport County

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:13 PM
A UK Football Trials player is set to be watched by scouts over the coming weeks after impressing at a trial this summer. Callum Flynn, 15, will be monitored by scouts from League 2 Newport County over the course of the 2015/16 season, following an impressive display at our Swansea football trial in August...
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David Hobson Impressed By Scottish Talent!

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:11 PM
On Thursday 15th October, the UK Football Trials team returned to Scotland in the hope of following up August's success. This Summer, we held our first ever football trial in Falkirk and were so impressed with the attitude and ability of the players that we had to come back as soon as possible...
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UKFT Player Scouted On Beach By Barcelona!

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:09 PM
A UK Football Trials player is set for a trial with the Champions of Europe after he was spotted playing while on a family holiday in Spain. Luca Gabriele, a 15-year-old attacking midfielder, spent a week with a Barcelona summer camp earlier this year, while his family took a well deserved break to Catalonia. Luca spent a few days playing with the other children before returning back to his home in England, thinking nothing more of it...
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Christmas Gifts!

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:06 PM
As a Christmas Offer To Our Players, We Have Reduced All Prices On Our Website By Five Pounds Until December 21st...
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Happy New Year!

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 07:04 PM
Happy New Year from all the UK Football Trials team! We wish our 42,000 players from 208 countries the very best for 2016 and hope you have had a great end to the year. With 203 players scouted from our events in 2015 and with a 98% Excellent or Good rating from 500+ reviews, our players had a great year. BUT in 2016 we are making even more improvements and we can't wait to share them with you...
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Amazing Opportunities Available For February Football Trialists

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 05:30 PM
The February football trials in London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham are selling fast - don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! We have now sold out the Manchester AM football trials and there are only a few spaces left on most of the goal keeper trials. Our events this February include some exciting new coach appointments and new scouts from clubs that have not attended before...
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Kofi Opoku-Berchie - Secures Trial With Reading FC

Published Thursday 14th of January 2016 05:23 PM
Kofi, who plays as a central attacking midfielder, was spotted by a Reading scout at our football trials in London in October. When we asked the scout what caught his eye, he said that Kofi's skill, awareness and technical ability stood out. Kofi, 14, has been training with Reading for the last month, and is set to continue training with the u14's side twice a week for the foreseeable. His first match is coming up this weekend where he will represent the academy in a friendly...
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Fryad Returns To Manchester City and Plays In Match!

Published Friday 4th of December 2015 01:44 AM
The youngster, who plays two years above himself back home in Norway, was also invited to watch the first team's demolition of Newcastle United and be a ball boy for a reserve team match. Speaking about his trip, Marko's Dad, Lawk, said: "Marko trained with the academy under 12's for four days, it went very well there and the coach said he would like to see him again. I have received very good feedback and Marko was more than comfortable playing in that level. The day after on Saturday he played a game with select group, he could only be fielded in friendlies as long as he is not registered.
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Elms Recalled For Second Trial At Barnsley

Published Friday 4th of December 2015 01:44 AM
In recent weeks we brought you the news that Liverpool-born Centre Back Bradley Elms was on trial with League One side Barnsley FC. Today we received the news that he is heading back in for a second spell with the academy. Head of Recruitment Chris England said: "We were impressed with what we saw from Bradley in his first session with us and there's an opening in February to get him back in and have another look...
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