Powered by The Orange Soccer Academy, Lancaster City FC is creating a platform to develop the future of the Dolly Blues. Launching in March 2017, 4 initial squads of U10-U13 players will be created, with older and younger age groups being added throughout 2017. Players will trial to earn a place at the Lancaster City Development Squad, with the first session on Sunday 26th March at the Giant Axe. 

Whilst with the development squad, players will train once a week and once teams settled, will play in by-monthly games against other commercial academies and professional academy clubs. Players WILL NOT leave their grass-roots teams. The  training is designed to compliment grass-roots training and game time, giving players the tools to take their game to the next level.

The Orange Soccer Academies proven record in producing players fit for professional academies will be adopted and delivered by Orange Soccer Academies elite level coaches.

Unlike traditional Orange Soccer Academies, there is no joining fee. Training kit will be provided to those successful trialists who choose to join. Like a traditional Orange Soccer Academy those players who join will be required to pay a monthly/ 4 monthly subscription to fund coaching and pitch hire.

This is an amazing opportunity for players to experience elite level coaching in a professional environment. Training will initially be on a Wednesday night, delivered at the University of Cumbria campus in Lancaster. The sand based pitch lends itself perfectly to develop and enhance ball manipulation skills as well as introducing futsal into the training programme.

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To register your interest in attending the trials day please click here.