Late Birthday Project are holding open football trials at their centres in Surrey and Sussex (Dorking, Godalming, Walton-on-Thames, Haywards Heath and Crawley) to identify new talent for this unique initiative. Age groups U6 - U14's.
Late Birthday Project has been set-up to counter 'relative age effect' which can significantly affect the chances of children who are born later in the year in getting into the top levels of football. Research shows that 45% of Players at Premier League & Category 1 Academies are born between September and November while just 10% of players are born between June and August.
Through a ground-breaking programme of professional academy coaching and opportunities to young footballers born between January and August only*, many LBP players have had great success: securing places in the academies at Chelsea, Fulham, Brighton, AFC Wimbledon and Crystal Palace, representing county teams like Surrey, and making significant advances in their club football.
Many of our players attend our centres in addition to their grassroots club, to enhance their development and opportunities.
Players benefit from invitation-only squads, UEFA coaches & premium 3G facilities, plus a bespoke LBP curriculum & philosophy. Membership also includes: free 1on1 coaching sessions, free Adidas match kit, free Futsal, subsidised holiday camps, showcase games, speed training, nutritional & physiotherapy advice; and psychology workshops.