Regional Talent Club Trials
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 5:11PM UTC, Thursday, 23 March 2017
Our RTC Trials will be in June - watch this space for dates & how to apply . . . . .
Our Regional Talent Club
Charlton Athletic were awarded a 3 year FA Girls Regional Talent Club licence in April 2016 and we have thoroughly enjoyed and learn a lot in our first season.
Currently a Tier 3 club and our aim is to become a Tier 2 club at the earliest opportunity. Our RTC provides an excellent pathway to our women's 1st team with our Reserve, who are mainly U20's, as the next stepping stone for 16 year olds exciting our RTC.
Our Regional Talent Club provides elite level matches and training for girls aged 8 through to 16 years. The girls train twice a week at Charlton Athletics Training Ground in New Eltham on the brand new FIFA approved 3G pitches under the guidance of fully qualified UEFA coaches. Our coaches are supported by a team of Sports Scientists and physiotherapists.
All members of staff who work for us hold a current FA DBS certificate plus FA Safeguarding and First Aid qualifications.
Our U16 & U14 Teams playing in the FA RTC Tier 2/3 League on Saturdays and also play friendlies against RTC Tier 1 clubs, boys teams and foreign girls teams. Our U16s also playing in the FA Girls Youth Cup.
Our U12 & U10 teams play in the Tandridge Youth League against boys teams on Sundays. We also play friendlies against other RTC teams.
Our RTC Trials
We will shortly be announcing details of our 2017/18 trial dates/times and how to apply. Any places offered at our RTC are dependant on Charlton Athletic renewing their FA Girls RTC licence for the new season.
FA RTC age bandings align with school years and for the 2017/18 season player qualifying dates are as follows:-
Under 10s - Players born from 1st September 2007 to 31st August 2009
Under 12s - Players born from 1st September 2005 to 31st August 2007
Under 14s - Players born from 1st September 2003 to 31st August 2005
Under 16s - Players born from 1st September 2001 to 31st August 2003
Players must also meet all the following criteria:-
Our trials will be held on the new 3G pitch at Charlton Athletic Training Ground, Sparrows Lane, New Eltham, SE9 2JR in June
Dates, times and how to apply will appear here shortly :)