DO YOU want to play for an ambitious club on the Fylde
Coast that develops from within?
COULD YOU be the next budding star to come through
the Academy and achieve your dreams in our brand new
multi million pound Mill Farm development?
WILL YOU sign up for the best education to go hand in
hand with your sporting dream?
If the answer is YES, and you are in Year 11 or Year 12 then
bring along your boots to our Under 18 trials during the first
week of the Easter break – March 30 to April 2nd.
AFC Fylde and Blackpool and the Fylde College are running
an Academy to be based at the college from September 2015.
During half term we opened the doors to trialists with a number
being offered terms – and this is your chance to be involved
if you missed out first time around.
The trials and training will be administered by First Team
manager Dave Challinor and his assistant Colin Woodthorpe
who between them have over 1000 Football League
appearances between them and over 40 years’
experience as full time professionals. Assisting will
be development squad manager Alan Williams,
himself a skills coach and tutor for the FA.
First team goalkeeper coach Craig Dootson will
be on hand to put the goalkeepers through their
paces and pass on his professional experiences from
the full time game as well as coaching expertise from
his time with Leeds United FC. First team players
Matthew Blinkhorn, Dave Hankin, Liam Tomsett,
Danny Rowe and Adam Sumner will all be present
to cast their eyes over the talent and give advice and
help where required.
Finally, First Team Physiotherapists Steve Jackson
will be onsite all week to treat any niggles and look
after any first aid needs.
All of the trials will be videoed by our Video Analysis
team from UCLAN
The week long trials will be a mixture of training and
drills in the morning, with games in the afternoon.
MONDAY AM (10-12) – Technical training session
MONDAY PM (1-3) – SSG’s
TUESDAY AM (10-12) – Fitness Testing
TUESDAY PM (1-3) – SSG’s
WEDNESDAY AM (10-12) – Recovery Session
WEDNESDAY PM (1-3) – Extended games
THURSDAY AM (10-12) – Tactical/Technical training session
THURSDAY PM (1-3) – 11 v 11’s
We hope everyone can attend for the whole week to get a
taste and feel of AFC Fylde as a football club. If you aren’t
available for certain days this isn’t a problem but could you
just let us know when you express an interest so we
can revise the programme if necessary.
The Academy has been a great success since its
inauguration and allowed young players to develop and
progress not only to represent AFC Fylde’s First Team
but also achieve County and International Honours.
If you would like to express an interest either
call 01772 682593 during office hours or
email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org