U12 Trials and Player Registration 18th September 2021

Dear Parent,

Arrangements for Under 12 trial.
Meet at 9.30am prompt at University Playing Fields
Newton Way, Heslington, York YO10 5NJ
Parking is free at South Campus opposite the playing Fields
Access to the changing rooms is restricted so please ensure players arrive in full kit
Players will need shin pads, boots and water bottle.

Before the trial

Please complete the player registration – Click here

On arrival

Players will arrive pitchside and be allocated a team where they will meet their coach for the
morning and be given a numbered playing bib. Games will start at 10am promptly and be short
sided. We envisage finishing at approximately 11.30am. Please ensure if you leave your son
that you are prompt to pick up.

Covid Safety

We ask that parents safely socially distance on the side of the pitch away from the coaches and

After the trial.

Information regarding the next trial will be posted on the website. We envisage two or three trials
before we pick an enlarged squad to play a league game on Saturday October 2nd. Please
ensure you check details as they may be subject to change due to pitch availability.

A bit about us

York and District Football Association have representative school teams for five age groups –
under 11s to under 15s. The teams are run by volunteer coaches on a Saturday morning and
parents make a commitment to travel in and around the Yorkshire region playing home and
away the likes of Barnsley, Sheffield and Leeds. The standard – as you would imagine – is high.
Feedback from players is that it is highly enjoyable and the players enjoy the competition,
playing with new players from other schools and the pride of representing their school and city.

If you cannot commit to Saturday mornings then please do not trial as you may be
compromising the selection of another player who can play each week.

Trials are completed each year to select a new side of under 11 school players. Due to the fact
we are selecting players to represent their city we pride ourselves on providing the necessary
playing kit at the start of a new season. There is an upfront cost for a training top, tracksuit and
t-shirt. These can be ordered from Keal teamwear on Walmgate.

Coverage of matches can be found on the website and in The Press most weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 18th September 9.30am meet.
Kind regards
Matthew Brown
Association Secretary