Brighton & Hove Albion Regional Talent Club

Registration open for Girls’ Regional Talent Club

Applications for 2020-21 season now open

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

As part of Brighton & 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.

There are currently limited spaces available in each of these 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, Brighton & Hove Albion are unable to provide set dates for trials at the moment, but 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 applications 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, you are encouraged to seek opportunities with Albion in the Community who run a series of advanced programmes.

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.
RTC - Expression of Interest

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

For further information on girls’ football opportunities please contact Development:

Development
T: 01903 766855
E: Development@SussexFA.com