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, eleven players made the step from Development Centre’s to Academy, ranging from Under 8’s, through to Under 14’s.

The Development Centre give children 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 their chosen trial venue or given the opportunity in our Shadow Squads or Academy team.

Upcoming trial dates:

School Years 1 to Years 6 / Under 6 to Under 11 Players  *The following trials are for primary school children ONLY

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Springwell Community School, Staveley, Chesterfield, S43 4NQ – 6.15pm till 7.30pm


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

PLEASE NOTE: Any players who attend who haven’t registered for a trial may be turned away. Spaces will be limited at each venue.


Register for a Trial