News & Updates

We want to keep you updated with news from our trials clubs and the success stories we hear of from players who have attended these trials.

Thank you to Tommy-Lee Design

We would like to say a massive thank you to Tommy-Lee Design for designing our company logo!

Tommy was excellent throughout the whole process and worked on many different designs for us and gave us lots of options, even with the final logo we have different colour options!

We were passed on details for Tommy-Lee Design and we highly recommend contacting him for Company Branding and Print Design.

Contact Tommy-Lee Design on –

We are looking for Coaches and Physios – TYC Football Trial days!

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our own trial days for players and scouts to attend in the hope of getting spotted to play pro or semi pro football.

We aim to have this up and running in early 2020 so all players have plenty of time to be ready for future trial dates!

At this stage we are looking for coaches and physios that would be interested in working with us on the trial days, at this stage it is a case of registering your interest, we are looking for goalkeeper coaches, defensive coaches and attacking coaches with a minimum of FA Level 2 coaching qualification and in date police check (or willing to do a check)

The trials will range in ages from 10 to 18+.

At first the trials will be held in the London area.

If you are a coach or physio and would be interested in working with us at TYC, please email Will Drake on

If you are a scout at a professional or semi professional club and would be interested in attending the trial days please also email for more information.

Tips for players attending a trial from Gillingham FC star Alex Lacey

We have been speaking to Gillingham FC star Alex Lacey who has provided a few tips for players attending trials!

Alex came through the ranks at Luton Town FC and earned himself a professional contract with the club in 2010.
During the clubs 2013-14 pre season campaign Alex was named captain for pre season, at the age of 20, Alex then captained the side on their first league game of the season.

Alex was also linked with potential moves to Bournemouth, Charlton, Peterborough and Millwall however in April 2014, Lacey signed a 2 year contract extension with Luton, Luton then won promotion to the Football League with him playing a massive part.

In July 2015, Alex signed for League 2 side Yeovil Town, at the end of the 2016/17 season he was awarded with the Green & White Supporters Club and Community Sports Trust Player of the season trophies.

At the end of the 2016/17 season, Alex signed for League 1 side Gillingham FC where he continues to impress.

Now, on to the tips provided by professional footballer Alex Lacey:

1. Make the most of your chance and give it your all
2. Don’t have any expectations, it can take a lot of different trials before a team signs you so don’t lose faith!
3. Enjoy it and use the experience to be more successful in the next trial.

Some top advice from a player that knows what academy football is about and continues to impress as a professional.

Have a look at our trials page and apply for a trial that you’re eligible for!

Success for Boreham Wood PASE Academy player

Iliman Ndiaye became the latest PASE Academy player to earn a squad number on Saturday, when he featured on the bench against Harrogate Town.

First Team Manager, Luke Garrard – “He is my little pet project”

Have a read of the article on the clubs website –

This shows the amazing opportunity to progress through Boreham Wood’s PASE Academy and you can still be a part of this academy, go to our trials page for details on how to apply.

A good start for Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team

We caught up with Burnley FC’s Shadow Youth Team Development Coach, Eddy Griffiths to see how his squads have started the season and it was a good start!

“We started well with our 1st team beating Crystal Palace 4-1 in the NFYL Premier Division and our 2nd team beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the NFYL Championship Division.”

Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team have trials coming up on Thursday 11th October, go to our trials page to apply.

Eastleigh FC Academy Trials

We have had some excellent feedback from Eastleigh FC Academy.

We caught up with Lead Foundation Phase Coach, Jack Smith who gave us some feedback from the recent trials which appeared to be very successful with plenty of players being offered a place within the academy.

“Both trial days we felt went very well. There was a fantastic attitude shown by all who attended and it was great to see such an abundance of talent on display. Across all age groups (U8-U15), a total of 25 players were offered a place within the academy.”

Sutton Utd Trials

Great news after the last set of Sutton United F.C. Academy trials.

After speaking to Academy Director & U21s’s Head Coach Marvin Williams he has said that the quality of players that attended were probably the best they’ve had in the 3 years they have been running.

Keep following our page to keep an eye out for future trials with the Academy as places will book up very fast!

Norwich City FC – Trial Feedback

Excellent feedback after trials with Norwich City FC Regional Development Centre, have a look and see what Football Development Officer, Pip Davis has said about the trials.

“The trial was a game between our current cohort of players and the 2018/19 season intake plus the new players on trial for the scheme. We are looking for players to play in our National Alliance under 19 Squad for the 2018/19 season. The standard was very good throughout the day with the our new intake running out eventual winners in a thrilling game.

As a result of the day we have made some offers to players for them to join us for the new season.”

Norwich City Regional Development Programme are still on the look out for players, if you are interested in trialling please contact Pip Davis on

Scott Harrison – Woking FC

We have been speaking to Scott Harrison, Academy Manager at Woking FC after the recent trials and he had this to say..

“The trials where a success and we identified players that we feel can support and develop within our current u23 squad and progress them on further within the club”

Great feedback from Scott, keep following us for upcoming trials.

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