Open Trials

SAFC Academy Opportunities for 5-16 year olds

Do you dream of playing for Sunderland AFC? If so, sign up for our Open Trials!

Held twice a year for players aged five to 16 years who have ambitions to become SAFC Academy scholars, participants will be observed by Foundation of Light coaches and club recruitment staff.

Each player will receive individual feedback about their performance, with all players signposted to additional opportunities and the most promising being referred to the Foundation led Player Development Squads and the Academy of Light for possible further training.


Our Open Trials provide youngsters with a great opportunity of accessing facilities and coaching of the highest quality.

The overall ambition of the participants is to become a SAFC Academy player but our alternative signposting opportunities ensure every participant has the opportunity to stay involved in the game at all levels.

Michael Havelock, Foundation of Light Sport and Play Curriculum Lead


Register your interest in our Easter 2017 Open Trials by completing this form.


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