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Register your interest to be part of our Girls Academy - RTC

Applications for 2020-21 season now open.

By BHAFC • 18 May 2020

The FA Regional Talent Club (RTC) is an academy for girls aged between 9 and 16 and we are pleased to be providing fantastic opportunities for young female talent.

Brighton and Hove Albion are one of only four clubs in the country who have successfully achieved the top status among RTC and are a tier 1 Plus club.

As part of Brighton and Hove Albion’s Tier 1 Plus, RTC players will experience quality technical coaching, strength & conditioning programmes, physiotherapy, welfare care as well as support around education.

We currently have limited spaces available in each of our four age groups:

Under-11s and Under-12s will play fixtures in local Charter Standard Boys (Mixed) League.

Under-14s and Under-16s will take part in FA organised fixture programmes against other RTCs and boys’ teams.

Typical matchday and training days/timings are as follows:

Age group

Matchday

Training at BHAFC Training Ground

Under-11

Saturday AM

Tuesday 5-7pm

 

 

Thursday 5-7pm

Under-12

Saturday AM

Tuesday 5-7pm

 

 

Thursday 5-7pm

Under-14

Saturday AM or PM

Tuesday 7-9pm

 

 

Wednesday 7-9pm

 

 

Thursday 5-7pm

Under-16

Saturday AM or PM

Tuesday 7-9pm

 

 

Wednesday 7-9pm

 

 

Thursday 5-7pm

 

Given the current restrictions, we are unable to provide set dates for trials at the moment, but we would like to invite you to register your interest to attend trials at a future date.

Please note that there is set criteria that must be met for your application to be considered and not all applicants will be invited to trial.

If you are not successful in obtaining a trial with Brighton & Hove Albion, we encourage you to seek opportunities with Albion in the Community who run a series of advanced programmes. For more information on AITC click here.

Criteria – Age groups:

Age group

School Year

Date of birth

Under-11

Year 5/6

01/09/09-31/08/11

Under-12

Year 6/7

01/09/08-31/08/10

Under-14

Year 8/9

01/09/06-31/08/08

Under-16

Year 10/11

01/09/04-31/08/06

 

To apply for the Under-11 or Under-12 age groups; players must:

  • Be currently playing for an RTC, a grassroots team or their school.
  • Live within 90 minutes of the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing West Sussex, BN15 9FP.
  • Have an English parent or grandparent or have been educated in England for at least five consecutive years.

To apply for the Under-14 or Under-16 age groups players must:

  • Have previous experience of playing for or currently play for an FA Regional Talent Club, FA Advanced Coaching Centre or in boys’ football.
  • Live within 90 minutes of the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre, Lancing BN15 9FP.
  • Have an English parent or grandparent or have been educated in England for at least five consecutive years.
  • International or regional experience is desirable.

If, after reading this, you think this is for you/your daughter and you would love to be a part of Brighton and Hove Albion please register your interest by completing the application here.

The deadline for Expression of Interest applications is Friday 12th June.

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