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Girls Centre of Excellence to hold summer trials

11 May 2014

Blackburn Rovers’ renowned Centre of Excellence is on the look out for football’s female stars of the future.

The club is holding open trials for girls aged 9-17 at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy throughout June.
Over the past few seasons, Blackburn Rovers has become one of the top-performing Centres in the country, producing over a dozen players who are now competing on the world stage with England.
The Centre's current Under-17 team reached the final of the FA Girls Youth Cup Final in 2012-13 and the semi-finals in 2013-14.
With highly-qualified and experienced coaches, all players are provided with a technical and educational programme designed to support players’ needs to reach their full footballing potential.
In partnership with the Lancashire FA, Rovers are the only club in the area to work on behalf of the Football Association to provide and deliver the opportunity for players to progress into regional trials and ultimately the England youth teams.
In order for the Centre to continue to develop and grow, Rovers are looking to attract the top talent from local clubs to take part in the Centre of Excellence assessment period.

If you feel you have the ability or enthusiasm to join the centre we would like to offer you a trial on the following dates:-

DatesUnder 9s & 11sUnder 13sUnder 17s
4, 11, 18 & 25 June5.30 - 6.45pm7.00 - 8.30pm7.00 - 8.50pm

DatesUnder 15s

3, 10, 17 & 24 June7.30 - 9.00pm

All trials will take place on a 3G pitch at: Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Sudell Rd, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 3HD

For school or club applications, please download this form, for individual applicants please download this form.

To book a place on the trials please contact Blackburn Rovers Women’s Development Officer Gemma Donnelly on: Tel: 01254 296 123 or Email:

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