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PALACE PLAYER DEVELOPMENT CENTE TRIALS RETURN THIS SUMMER

This summer, Palace for Life is hosting trials for talented footballers across south London, giving your child the chance to join the Palace Player Pathway.

Throughout July and August, Player Development Centre trial days are an opportunity for promising players to join the Palace for Life player pathway.

During the trial day, players will be watched and assessed by Palace for Life coaches and Crystal Palace F.C Academy staff who will be on the lookout for talented footballers.

All players attending the trial day will have the chance to be selected for one of the Foundation’s Player Development Centres which are an integral part of our player pathways.

This year, we have hosted more courses than ever before and as result, we have supported 20 children to move into the Crystal Palace F.C. Academy recruitment programme to participate in trials with the pre-Academy or youth development phase showcase sides. From last term alone, 29 boys made the journey from Tier 1 up to Tier 2, and 15 jumped from Tier 2 to Tier 3.

February also saw the start of the Girls Player Development Centre trials, and it’s already been a great success, not only in regards to attendance but also with player referrals. Three players from the Girls Player Development Centre programme were referred to Crystal Palace F.C. Women Youth and were given the opportunity to trial. From the trial, one of the players was offered a contract with the side.

Everyone attending the trial day will be supported into a level of football that best suits each individual.

For a full list of trial days and a link to book, see below.

Boys PDC Trials

  • Friday 29th July Current Year 2-5 – 9:30-11:30-Kent County Cricket Club
  • Friday 29th July Current Year 6-9 – 12:30-14:30-Kent County Cricket Club
  • Wednesday 24th August Current Year 2-5 – 9:30-11:30-Coombe Wood School
  • Wednesday 24th August Current Year 6-9 – 2:30-14:30-Coombe Wood School

To book, please click here

Girls PDC Trials

  • Friday 5th August Current Year 2-6 – 9:30-11:30-Kent County Cricket Club
  • Thursday 25th August Current Year 2-6 – 9:30-11:30-Coombe Wood School

To book, please click here

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