Bedfordshire FA Girls' Talent Pathway Trials

Register now for the 2024/25 trials

To register for trials please CLICK HERE

The Bedfordshire FA ETC is part of our Girls’ Talent Pathway and forms part of the Women’s England Talent Pathway, The FA’s National Development Programme and the England Squads.

The ETC allows talented players to develop further through quality coaching and support delivered by The Bedfordshire FA and licensed by The FA.

Across both of our programmes (ETC and GDC) each player benefits from 30 weeks of coaching at the Cranfield Pavilion Football Facility. Sessions are held on Monday evenings (ETC) and Friday evenings (GDC) mixed with competitive fixtures representing their area against other centres in the region and/or appropriately selected teams.

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) ETC only
Monday 10th June | 5:30 – 6:45pm
& Monday 1st July | 5:30 – 6:30pm

U12’s (includes U11's)
Monday 17th June | 5:30 – 6:45pm
& Monday 8th July | 5:30 – 6:30pm

U14’s (includes U13's)
Monday 24th June | 5:30 – 6:45pm
& Monday 8th July | 7:30 – 9pm

U16’s (includes U15's)
Monday 10th June | 7:45 – 9pm
& Monday 1st July | 7:30 – 9pm
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. Following the second trial players at the U12’s, U14’s and U16’s age groups will be offered a place at either the ETC or GDC. For the U10’s only successful players following the second trial will be offered a place at the ETC.

To be eligible to attend the trials and for possible selection for the ETC/GDC players must adhere to the following criteria:
Must be playing in an affiliated grassroots club for the 2024/25 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 CLICK HERE and complete the online form, if this is not completed then you will not be able to participate in the trials.

The subscription fee for the ETC is £120 for the season and the subscription fee for the GDC is £190 for the season (both programmes include a full training kit). There will be no other costs during the season as the ETC receives funding from the FA to help support the delivery of the programme.