ETC Trials

Bedfordshire FA Girls' Emerging Talent Centre Trials

Register now for the 2022/23 trials

To register for trials please CLICK HERE

The Bedfordshire FA Emerging Talent Centre (subject to licence approval) forms part of the Girls’ England Talent Pathway, The FA’s National Development Programme and the England Squads.

The centre allows talented players to improve their skills through quality coaching and support delivered by The Bedfordshire FA and licensed by The FA.

Each player benefits from 30 weeks of coaching at the Cranfield Pavilion Football Facility. Sessions are held on Monday evenings mixed with competitive fixtures representing their area against other centres in the region and/or appropriately selected teams.

For further information about the Emerging Talent Centre (ETC) please contact Marc Di Carlo (ETC Manager) via:

Bedfordshire FA ETC - Trials

The trials will be held at Cranfield Pavilion, Lower Breaches Gardens, Cranfield, MK43 1AH (When searching please use either: Lower Breaches Gardens OR MK43 1AH) on the following Monday evenings:

U10’s (includes U9's)
Monday 20th June | 5:45 – 7:00pm
& Monday 4th July | 5:45 – 7:00pm

U12’s (includes U11's)
Monday 13th June | 5:45 – 7:00pm
& Monday 4th July | 5:45 – 7:00pm

U14’s (includes U13's)
Monday 20th June | 7:30 – 9:00pm
& Monday 4th July | 7:30 – 9:00pm

The selection process will consist of a 4 corner player analysis on the first trial night followed by a game related match evaluation on the second trial (invite only). 

Please note that all players will be offered to trial on the first evening and will be invited back for the second evening if deemed appropriate.

To be eligible to attend the trials and for possible selection for the ETC players must adhere to the following criteria:
Must be playing in an affiliated grassroots club for the 2022/23 season.
Must be eligible to represent England.
Must be within a travelling time of 60 minutes or less to the venue (MK43 1AH)

To register for trials please visit: and complete the online form, if this is not completed then you will not be able to participate in the trials.

Please be aware: Players who are successful will need to adhere to the minimum requirements for commitment to training sessions, events, behaviour, dress code and responses to communication by the centre to maintain their place. 

The subscription fee for the centre is £120 for the season which includes a full training kit (Support with subscription fees is available on request). There will be no other costs during the season as the centre receives funding by the FA to help support the delivery of the programme.