Brighton RTC 21-22

Registration open for girls’ Regional Talent Club

Applications for 2021/22 season now open!

The FA Regional Talent Club (RTC) is an academy for girls aged between 9 and 16 and Brighton & Hove Albion 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 Ground @ BHAFC Training Ground
 U11s Saturday mornings Tuesday 5-7pm
Thursday 5-7pm
 U12s Saturday mornings Tuesday 5-7pm
Thursday 5-7pm
 U14s Saturday mornings Tuesday 7-9pm
Wednesday 7-9pm (currently online)
Thursday 7-9pm
 U16s Saturday mornings Tuesday 7-9pm
Wednesday 7-9pm (currently online)
Thursday 7-9pm

They will then contact you with the dates of the trial programme in due course. 

Please note – there are set criteria that must be met for your application to be considered; not all applications will be invited to trial. If you are not successful in obtaining a trial with Brighton & Hove Albion RTC, they encourage you to seek opportunities with Albion in the Community who run a series of advanced football programmes.

Criteria - Age groups:

Age group School year  Date of birth 
 U11s  Year 5/6 01/09/10 - 31/08/12
 U12s  Year 6/7 01/09/09 - 31/08/11
 U14s  Year 8/9 01/09/07 - 31/08/09 
 U16s  Year 10/11 01/09/05 - 31/08/07

To apply for the U10/11 or U12 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 in Lancing (BHAFC Training Ground, BN15 9FP).
Have an English parent or grandparent or have been educated in England for at least 5 consecutive years

To apply for the U13/14 or U16 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 in Lancing (BHAFC Training Ground, BN15 9FP).
• Have an English parent or grandparent or have been educated in England for at least 5 consecutive years.
• International or regional experience is desirable.
RTC - EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

The deadline for the expression of interest application to be submitted is Friday 21 May 2021.

For further information on girls’ football opportunities please contact:

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