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Youth Team and Academy

October Trials For Dale's Elite Development Squad

11 October 2018

Rochdale’s Elite Development Squad (EDS) Scholarship (Rochdale) are holding two trial days in October.

The trials are open to those currently in Years 11 and 12. 

Leaving school at the end of the school year and want to train and play football alongside studying for a college sports diploma? Or have you just left school but haven’t quite found the right course for you?

The course offers a BTEC Level 2/3 Sports Diploma & Level 3 Sports Extended Diploma with Warrington & Vale Royal College (6th best college in the UK for sport).

You will train full time and represent Rochdale AFC in National League U19 Alliance. You will also be coached by UEFA qualified coaches and the club’s elite academy coaches. Your development will be analysed with Hudl & Playertek.

Progressions and pathways include scholarships, semi/pro Football, further education, University, apprenticeships and coaching.


The trial days are being held on 23rd and 30th October at Heywood Sports Village, 10am-11.30am.

Register your interest by emailing

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