Trialist Procedure

The Everton Academy only holds specific trial dates for boys recommended by Club scouts.

If a player has not been approached by a scout but feel they are genuinely worthy of a trial then they are asked to write into the Academy providing as much information as possible about themselves and the club(s) they play for.

We will then endeavour to have the player watched by a Club scout.

Please use the following criteria as a guideline:

  •  Current club/school
  •  Age group/date of birth
  •  Fixture lists (including kick off times and venues)
  •  Contact telephone number and address

If the player shows potential then he will be asked to attend one of our Development Centres for assessment, and further coaching by our Academy Development Officers.

However, if he is of an exceptional standard he may be invited straight into our Academy for a six-week trial period in accordance with Premier League rules.

We will make our interest in the player known by contacting the respective club at which he is registered. All enquiries must be directed to:

Martin Waldron
Head of Local Schoolboy Recruitment
Everton Youth Academy
Finch Farm Training Complex
Finch Lane
Halewood
Merseyside L26 3UE

*Please note that this trialist procedure applies only to residents within the north-west of England. Subject to Premier League Rule N.57, students in age groups Under 9 - Under 12 inclusive must reside within one hours’ travelling time and those in age groups Under 13 - Under 16 inclusive must reside within one and a half hours’ travelling time of our Academy facility.

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