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
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 Football Development 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 Football Development.
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 Football Development 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