U16 / U17 Players Wanted

Our U16 Phoenix team are looking for several new players to join their successful and friendly squad, with a view to playing U17 / U18 football next season 2020-2021.

Players can be current year 11 (under 16 - could join immediately) or current year 12 (under 17) as most local leagues jump straight to U18s football with no U17 age group. Ideally, ability level should be strong U16 Crowborough League A division or higher, but attitude and a willingness to work hard to improve are just as important.

If you are interested in your son coming along for a trial session, please contact Ian - [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.
  • Foreign tour to Helsinki summer 2020 (see below).
  • Optional friendlies, mini tournaments, indoor sessions or futsal 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, take-home training notes, player-led warm ups on match days etc.
  • Big focus on respect, hard work and team unity from all involved.
  • 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.

Helsinki Cup 2020

An added bonus of joining our squad for next season is that we are travelling to Finland this July to take part in the Helsinki Cup 2020. There may be the possibility of new players joining the squad for that if availability and circumstances allow.