Regional Talent Club Update
Report by Sue Prior
Page last updated at 5:11PM BST, Friday, 04 August 2017
All players are now registered & your names are now on our website ......the kit is slowly arriving .....U14 & U16 fixtures are on website .....U10 & U12 divisions are due out shortly
We are pleased to announce that Colin Reid is our new Technical Director
All training will be on the 3G at Charlton Athletic Training Ground
U14s & U16s will train on Tues and Wed 630-830pm - starting on Wednesday 16th August
U10s & U12s will train on Tues 530-7pm and Fri 630-8pm - starting on Tuesday 5th Sept
We have booked our RTC Induction Evening for Friday 8th September at The Valley (Charlton Athletic FC) Millennium Suite starting 7pm. This is an evening for players and parents where all staff will be present & we let you know about next season and you can ask any questions you may have.
Our RTC membership fee is £200 per season - this covers everything training, coaching, matches, training kit, playing kit, physio.
You can pay it all at once, in lump sums or monthly which ever suits.
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 learnt 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(Development) Team, who are mainly U20's, as the next stepping stone for 16 year olds moving up from our RTC.
Charlton Athletic have a long hIstory of producing talented footballers with current 1st team players such as Kim Dixson (Captain), Kit Graham, Charley Clifford and Grace Coombs progressing from our youth team set up.
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 & in the clubs gym 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.
Training and match day kit is provided and next season the RTC is part of Charlton Athletics deal with kit suppliers hummel.
Our U16 & U14 Teams play 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 girls RTC teams.
Players must be prepared to commit to 2 days training a week and U16 & U14 players to travel to matches within 2 hours of our club base in New Eltham. U12 & U10 matches are more local.
Our RTC Trials
Our trials are now over and the squads have been selected for 2017-18. WE STILL HAVE SPACES IN OUR U10 SQUAD
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 - we are still accepting applications
Under 12s - Players born from 1st September 2005 to 31st August 2007 - registrations closed
Under 14s - Players born from 1st September 2003 to 31st August 2005 - registrations closed
Under 16s - Players born from 1st September 2001 to 31st August 2003 - registrations closed
Players MUST also meet all the following criteria:-
U10 U12 U14 U16 Trials - now complete
How to apply
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information