Girls Centre Trials 2021

Phase 1 Trials - Sunday 4th July 2021 

We are delighted to announce the trial dates for next season’s Devon FA Girls Advanced Coaching Centre (2021-22 season)

Following disruption caused by the pandemic and lockdown at this time last year, we were unfortunately unable to run a full trial process last season. We know this will have disappointed a lot of young aspiring female footballers who wanted to give the trials a go and so we are pleased to announce that the trials for next season will be open to all interested players.

Our trials take place across two phases, with phase 1 being for ‘new’ players not part of our Centre programme this season (2020-21). At Phase 2, players already part of the Centre (from the 2020-21 season) will join those invited back from the Phase 1 trials. Our squads for the 2021-22 season will be run at u12, u14 and u16.


Phase 1 trials – Sunday 4th July 2021 (New players only)

  • Open trials for new players not part of our 2020-21 squads
  • U12, U14 and U16 age groups (girls born between 1st September 2005 & 31st August 2011)
  • At Devon FA HQ, Newton Abbot

Trial Times:

U12's - 10am - 11:45am
U14's - 12:15 - 2pm
U16's - 2:30 - 4:15pm


Phase 2 trials – Sunday 11th July 2021 (Returning Centre players and those invited back from Phase 1)

  • Invite only (players invited back from Phase 1 and returning 2020-21 Centre players)
  • Sunday 11th July 2021
  • At Devon FA HQ, Newton Abbot


Under 12 - Born between 1st Sep 2009 - 31st Aug 2011 (school year 6 & 7 as of September 2021)
Under 14 - Born between 1st Sep 2007 - 31st Aug 2009 (school year 8 & 9 as of September 2021)
Under 16 - Born between 1st Sep 2005 - 31st Aug 2007 (school year 10 & 11 as of September 2021)

The Centre will be FA Licensed and forms part of the FA Girls Talent Pathway, providing talented young female players a clear progression route opportunity. As part of the South West Advanced Coaching Centre programme we will play fixtures against other South West Counties and additional fixtures against boys/mixed youth teams will be arranged throughout the season.

Our programme runs August through to May with training taking place weekly at Ivybridge CC on Monday evenings. We are supportive of club football in that players are encouraged/required to continue playing with their local club which ensures regular/weekly fixtures in addition to our own fixture programme which runs mostly during school holidays and mid-week evenings (to avoid as far as possible the clash with club fixtures).

For more information please contact Matt Hodgson – matthew.hodgson@devonfa.com