U17 / U18 Players Wanted

Our U17 Phoenix team are looking for a maximum of two new players to join their successful and friendly squad.

Players can be current year 12 or 13 (sixth form) . We play in an U18 league on Sundays and train on Tuesday evenings on 3G.

If you are interested in your son coming along for a trial session, please contact Ian Knapp - [email protected]

About the team / playing philosophy...

  • FA Level 3 coaching from experienced, positive, encouraging coaches.
  • Clear playing philosophy that the players are asked for their input into, based around positive, expansive football with all players expected to work hard, support each other and make their own decisions on the pitch.
  • Optional friendlies, mini tournaments or extra training sessions organised for non-game weeks.
  • A friendly, welcoming environment - we don't believe anyone plays better when they're being screamed at.
  • Individual approach to each player's development with player-specific challenges.
  • Online training notes to support sessions.
  • Big focus on respect, hard work and team unity from all involved. We don't believe poor behaviour is "just what you get at this age" as we've heard some people say - we can do better and believe football can do better in general.
  • Potential opportunities for players to do their FA Level 1 coaching award at the club or get into refereeing.
  • FA Charter Standard club with fantastic facilities, 3G access for some home matches and a new home pitch for the 2020-2021 season.

Foreign Tour 2021

Last summer (2020) we had been booked in to play at the Helsinki Cup in Finland. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic meant that wasn't a possibility. We are fully committed to do something similar and are currently in discussions to try and organise something similar for the future. This is completely optional for anyone, but something we feel strongly is an important thing to offer our players as both a footballing and cultural experience.