Regional Development Centre
For Under 6’s up to Under 16’s
Only The Best Players
from North Somerset that are not attached to a professional club
Incredible Success Rate
for progression into professional football club academies
Roll of Honour
They helped me develop to step up to academy level and to eventually go on and play in the football league!Will Henry
The best place to be outside an academy… I wouldn’t be where I am today without them.Tom Owen-Evans
They gave me a great platform to play at a better level and eventually sign for a pro club.Ollie Clarke
North Somerset helped & guided me through my youth football.Kieran Parselle
After 6 years with North Somerset their guidance, coaching and opportunities led to my achievements to date. I couldn’t have done it without them.Will Dawes
I enjoyed my time with North Somerset, they provide academy coaching which gave me the platform needed to join Bristol Rovers academy at 11 years old.Luke Russe
Follow in the footsteps of local heroes
The Cream of North Somerset Football
Do you think you’re one of the best young footballers in North Somerset?
Getting a professional football contract is an incredibly tough challenge and only a very lucky few get to realise their dreams of being paid to play football. At North Somerset Regional Talent Centre we are experienced in preparing children for a future in football. We take footballers from ages 5 to 16 and our fully qualified and highly experienced team of coaches give them Academy standard coaching without the pressure of an Academy environment. Playing for one of our teams also allows our youngsters to play against higher standard opposition compared to what they might do when playing for their regular teams.
If you believe that you’ve got what it takes to be one of the best players in the county and aren’t yet attached to a professional club then request a trial and show us what you’ve got.
See our player pathways page for more information about progression through North Somerset Regional Talent Centre.
What we do
We develop players and give them the strength, belief and opportunities to test and push themselves towards achieving their footballing potential.
We take players that haven’t made the step up to a professional club and we provide the safe, controlled environment where learning and development is our number one objective, without losing that all important link with local football teams.
Our teams play fixtures against Academies, as well as other Regional Development teams/County set ups.
We work with players from Under 7’s upwards as it’s vital to work at this younger age to maximise their development. We take them through to Under 16’s level and give them all the help and guidance they need to take their next steps on the footballing ladder.
How we do it
Our tailor made coaching syllabus is created by our UEFA qualified team of coaches. It draws on their many years of accumulated experience working in Centre of Excellences, Academies and County representative sides.
The programme includes ball skills, small sided games and futsal to enable better decision making and improved technical ability. It also includes development topics and tactical insight to give North Somerset Regional Talent Centre players a better knowledge and understanding of the game which can only improve their physical performance.
U16 squad member offered a two year scholarship contract at Cheltenham Town FCread more
We are honoured to have been invited to take teams to the Me Cup in Menorca in first week of Easter holidays 2018.read more
Graduate starts on the bench against Crawley Town FC.read more