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Trials

Barnet Football Club trials

Barnet Football Club trials

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Have you got what it takes to be a Bee?

It’s never too late to realise your dream of footballing stardom by signing up for one of our hugely popular player trials!

At Barnet FC we provide new opportunities for talented players who may have slipped through the traditional recruitment net.

We are relaunching our trials for the coming season, split into three age group categories and open to all players:

  • Under-9 to Under-14 (players will be aligned to appropriate age group).
  • Under-16 and Under-18 (players will be aligned to appropriate age group).
  • 18 and over.

We are also pleased to announce the following changes that we hope will add to the trialists' experience on the day:

  • Online registration
  • New numbering system for all players to be easily identified
  • New trial format covering technical and tactical game elements
  • New scoring system
  • Trialist feedback within a week

Furthermore, we welcome your feedback! We sincerely hope you enjoy your experience - but, if there is anything we can do to improve, please let us know. There is a clear feedback/grievance procedure available on our website when you register for a trial.

We will also be running a series of elite development trials delivered in partnership with Canons High School.

Other than being recommended by one of the club’s official scouts, we will ONLY consider trials through our application process.

Trials will be held at The Hive, Camrose Avenue, London HA8 6AG. Times and dates for specific age groups will be announced in due course.

Please use this site to book trials when they are available.

SUCCESSES:

Our trials have been running for the last five seasons and below are just a few of our success stories:

  • 2011-12 season: Three trialists registered for the Barnet FC Academy.
  • 2012-13 season: One Under-16 trialist offered a scholarship, one Under-21 trialist represented the Academy side in a number of Premier League Category Two Under-21 matches.
  • 2013-14 season: One Under-12 player signed two-year registration with the Academy.
  • 2014-15 season: Two Under-13 trialists signed by the Academy after impressing in the open trials held that autumn.
  • 2016-17 season: One player signed full-time forms with the Academy following open trials.

 Well done to all of those players - you could be next! Good luck from everyone at Barnet FC!

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Trials are only open to UK-based applicants. Those based outside the UK who book trials will not be eligible for a refund.
  • We will not accept football CVs or DVDs as a means to book onto trials. Those that are sent in will be discarded.
  • Once the club receives your payment and it is processed, you will then receive an e-ticket from the club confirming your place on the trial.
  • Any player arriving without confirmation, or wishing to pay on the day, will be turned away.
  • If you are late or fail to show up for your trial without seven days’ notice, no refund will be given.

Spectators are more than welcome to attend but will not be permitted on playing areas. There are restaurant facilities and a Starbucks coffee shop serving hot and cold beverages all day.

Should a player attending an open trial have any query or grievance, they should direct these to opentrials@barnetfcacademy.com.
They will receive a response within 2 working days.