The Derby County Development Centres will once again be holding a series of Open Trial Evenings to find the best young talent in the Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire area.

Since the Development Centres were originally set up, over sixty players have progressed through the Development Centre system to sign for Derby County’s Academy. Last season, ten players made the step from Development Centre’s to Academy, ranging from Under 8’s, through to Under 15’s.

The Development Centre give players the opportunity to train free of charge on a weekly basis, in an environment that will develop them technically, tactically, psychologically and socially.

Successful trialists will earn a place at the Shadow Squads or the Academy side who train in Derby.

Upcoming trial dates:

Wednesday 4th January 2017 – Derby University, DE22 1GB

  • Under 12 – Under 13 – School Years 7 and 8  (18:00-19:15)
  • Under 14 – Under 15 – School Years 9 to 10 (19:30-20:45)

Friday 6th January 2017 – Kimberley Leisure Centre, NG16 2NJ

  •  Under 12 to Under 15 – School Years 7 to 10  (18:00-19:30)

If you have any enquires please contact the Derby County Development Centres on: 01332 295888 or Email: