Football Trials

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At five times during the year our players have the opportunity to visit the UK Football trials an opportunity to play and train in front of agents, scouts and coaches from professional football clubs from across the UK.

Are you good enough to earn a trial with a UK or international professional club?

Here is your chance to show your skills to professional coaches and scouts in the UK and be part of the Football Trials Programme in Manchester.

The week before the trial is all about your preparation for Trial Day.Our professional coaches will start to help you to work on all aspects of your game from day one, with well-structured coaching sessions designed to relax you and bring out the best in your game. You will also receive guidance on how to adapt to the English style of play.

We will be highlighting to you exactly what to expect on the Trial Day. So that you are both physically and mentally prepared, relaxed and able to give and show your best.

The Second Week of the programme begins with Trial Day. After the trial session, you will receive feedback on your performance and will get the opportunity to ask questions to the coaches and scouts assessing your performance.

You will receive full trial event feedback, a written report on academic performance and soccer potential, there is a Question and Answer session with the coaches, plus educational and university counselling at the end of the programme.
If you have impressed the scouts and coaches during this trial session, you may be invited to attend a further trial at an English pro-club. These further trials will be scheduled during week two. Some clubs may then invite you to stay and trial over a longer period of time, if they feel that you have genuine potential.


When enrolling and attending the IH Manchester football programme, you are enrolling on an educational study programme as a full time student. Therefore, any students who are attending the programme from outside of the EU and have been granted leave to enter the UK by a student visa are not allowed to access public funds nor are they allowed to work in the UK, either paid or unpaid.
Working would include playing professional football for a club in the UK or amateur football for an amateur FA registered football club. Throughout the programme IH Manchester arrange a variety of experiences for students to attend scouting opportunities with clubs in the UK. Should a non EU visa student be successful in being scouted by a professional or amateur club in the UK, it would be the responsibility of the club and the individual player to ensure that they have secured the relevant UK work visa and permissions for this. We also only recommend doing this following the successful completion of the students course of study and with full compliance with the terms of their UK student visa.


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