U13-U17 Academy or Social Teams?

U13-U15 (Academy)

In 2018 Christchurch United is will be running a full year programme for U13 to U15 players, for both boys and girls. The Christchurch United Academy wants to give opportunities to develop talented players from Canterbury, so be a pathway to achieve their dreams.

Players for the Academy squads will have a full year development programme training three times a week, playing games during the weekend and they will have extra video analysis sessions to give them feedback on their performance. Christchurch United FC strives to select the most talented players for the Academy teams, but also wants to give opportunities to players that are not selected for the Academy.

For 2018 we are offering 24 spots for U13 players and 24 spots for U14 players within our Academy. The U15 will only have one team within the Academy structure. Most of the spots in the Academy are filled, but we are organizing open trainings/trials in the first two weeks of February. More info on the trials can be found here. If you want to have a chance to see if you can make one of the Academy teams make sure you register for the trials.

If for whatever reason you are not selected for one of the Academy teams you will still have the opportunity to join our club. For the U13-U15 age groups we also offer social teams, but with high quality coaches and support. You will also still have the chance to make the move to the Academy teams during the season.

U13-U17 (Social teams)

The social teams in these age groups are looking to find players that want to develop their football skills, have fun and still play football at a higher level. Being part of one of our social teams will give you the opportunity to train and play games at CFC and experience high quality coaching and organizational support. If you are not selected for one of the Academy squads, we will offer you a spot in one of our social teams. For the U13, U14 and U15 age group we will have one social/development squad each and for the U17 we will have two.

If you want to find out the different opportunities please register for the trials starting the 30th January. In the first two weeks of February we will give opportunities to all registered players to either be selected for one of our Academy teams or for one of our social teams. If you want to know more, please contact [email protected].