Trials - 2018

Posted Nov 23, 2017 in Team & Grade News by Lisa Young

Trials and Selection Policy 2018

All players wishing to Trial for an A Band or Div 1 or 2 team are welcome to attend the first trial. There is no need to book a place for trials, simply arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled trial time and sign in with Lisa.

After making some successful adjustments to our trial selection process for 2017, we will look to repeat a similar process and schedule in 2018.  At the first trial players will play small sided games that give lots of opportunities to defend and attack and demonstrate the player’s ability.  The following week we will have invitation only trials where we will play full sided games that allow the players to perform and be assessed in a full match environment. We will be using our CTFC Academy staff as well as first team players and some external coaches to give us the best opportunity for unbiased selections and to ensure everyone is seen and given a chance to impress.  Final team selections are made by Aaron Clapham the clubs Director of Football using a number of different inputs including feedback from the previous year’s coach, trial performance as noted by the numerous assessors present, possibly CTFC Academy performance from the previous season, and any games or trainings that Aaron has watched previously.

We will also endeavour to have a goalkeeper coach at each trial to assess the goalkeepers.

At CTFC we believe strongly in developing our own talented players and we do not recruit any junior or youth players from other clubs.  Players are free to choose which club they play for so CTFC will give all new players a fair opportunity at our trials.

Players up until 13th grade will only be able to play up a grade in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Director of Football.  Players at 14th grade and above will only be able to play up a grade at the discretion of Mainland Football where dispensation from them will be required.

Players need to be registered with the club in order to be considered for an A or B team.  Our A Band Philosophy is here

If you would like to see what we are looking for when we select Junior players (Grade 10,11 and 12) click here

Click here for our 2018 Trial schedule.