Posted on: Tue 23 Apr 2013


Calling all aspiring female footballers, the Chelsea Ladies Centre of Excellence will be holding trials this June.

Girls from the Under 9 to Under 17 age groups are invited to come along and showcase their skills in front of FA-qualified, CRB-checked coaches for a chance to win a place within our Centre of Excellence.

The Chelsea FC Foundation Girls' Centre of Excellence has been granted a two-year licence for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 season by The Football Association. The Centre of Excellence is now looking to bolster the ranks after the Under 17s won the Double, when they finished top of their league and beat Arsenal in the FA Girls' Youth Cup Final.

'Our Centre of Excellence has taken a number of steps forward this season, both on and off the pitch,' said James Lambdon, centre manager for the Chelsea FC Foundation's Girls' Centre of Excellence.

'Being awarded a two-year licence by The FA is a reflection of the dedication, hard work and commitment shown by our coaching staff, players and parents.

'We are already looking forward to next season and we are confident that we can continue to develop and nurture players capable of playing at the highest level of women's football.'

If you would like to be part of the Chelsea FC Foundation Girls' Centre of Excellence for the 2012/13 season, please click here for the online booking system.

To book on to the trials, please click here and enter the course code provided in the course finder box in the right hand corner. Please note that course codes are case and space sensitive.

First Stage of Trials:

Please note that all players should attend the first stage of trials.

All trials will take place at Chelsea FC Training Ground, Stoke Road, Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, KT11 3PT.

Under 9 (Players born in 2004/2005)
Saturday 16 June 2012 (10am - 12pm)

Under 11 (Players born in 2002/2003)
Saturday 16 June 2012 (10am - 12pm)

Under 13 (Players born in 2000/2001)
Saturday 16 June 2012 (1pm - 3pm)

Under 15 (Players born in 1998/1999)
Sunday 17 June 2012 (10am - 12pm)

Under 17 (Players born in 1996/1997)
Sunday 17 June 2012 (1pm - 3pm)

Second Stage of Trials:

There will be a second round of trials on Saturday 23 June 2012 (Under 9, Under 11 and Under 13) and Sunday 24 June 2012 (Under 15 and Under 17) for girls who are invited back from the first stage.

For further information, please contact James Lambdon (centre manager) or Robert Udberg (technical director) using the details below:

James Lambdon -
Robert Udberg -