Randers FC is a Danish football club based in Randers, East Jutland, Denmark. The club currently plays in the Danish Superliga, the country’s highest football league in Denmark.
Randers FC Youth Development System
Randers FC was established on 1 January 2003 as a collaboration between six parent clubs. Before Randers FC was established, Randers Freja played in the then 1st division. In 2002, Randers Freja had the DBU license to have a team in the 1st division, and that license was transferred to the new company Randers FC, with the clause that the license must be returned to Randers Freja in case of termination of the company.
In addition to the six parent clubs, Randers FC also has a collaboration with 35 clubs, the collaboration is both sporting and commercial. The list of clubs in Randers FC KlubFællesskabet can be seen on Randers FC’s website.
Randers FC U13 Academy
Players must be selected to play in Randers Freja FC. From U10-U12, selected players from the 31 partner clubs who are registered at the ATK Center will be admitted to a weekly training, which is handled by Randers Freja FC. The selected players train approx. 40 times a year on Fridays from kl. 17.00 – 18.30. The training takes place on Randers Freja’s artificial turf pitches. When the U12 year group at ATK Center approaches the U13 age (2nd half year), selected players can be invited to training at Randers Freja FC (usually with U12 or U13). Players’ partner clubs must accept this offer to the player. Around March-April, selected players from ATK Center will be offered to become part of Randers Freja FC’s U13 team when they start up after the summer holidays.
The players who accept the offer are registered in Randers Freja. There may be players who do not participate in the ATK Center, who are offered to become part of the upcoming U13 squad. A selection for a Randers Freja FC team must be considered a pat on the back, after which the player must work to develop in order to remain in the talent environment.
Randers FC U14 Academy
At the transition from U13 to U14, there may be changes in the squad. There may be players who have stalled in their development and have been overtaken by others who were not part of the U13 squad. It is normal with some changes. U14 boys and their parents must also decide on Randers Freja FC’s school offer when they start in 7th grade (see more about school offer elsewhere)
Randers FC U15 Academy
At the transition from U14 to U15, there may be changes in the squad. Here the tournament becomes national and the competition becomes even tougher. Due to the intensified competition, the recruitment base will also be expanded from local to regional and there will therefore most often be some changes in the squad. There may also be some U17 players who are promoted to the U15 squad, or who have to play the matches on the U15 team. These are players where it is judged that their development benefits from this matching.
Randers FC U17 Academy
The transition from U15 to U17 is a big step, as from the U17 age, two age groups are played on the same team. The tournament is national and the recruitment basis is also changed from regional to national, and new players now have the opportunity to stay at Infohæfte Randers Freja FC, version 14 per. 21.02.2022 Randers Sports College. This means that at the transition from U15 to U17 there is a larger selection which means that not all U15 players are included in the U17 squad. In that situation, you will be offered a place on Randers Freja’s U17 team and individual players can become “bubbles” as a coach once a week.
Randers FC U19 Academy
The transition from U17-U19 is also a big step. Here the situation is very similar to the transition from U15-U17, in addition there are also single players from the Superliga squad who participate in the matches, if their age allows it. In addition, you can use two to three U20 players in the U19 squad. If you are not offered a place in the U19 squad, you will be offered a place on Randers Freja’s best U19 team. As a U17-U19 player, some will also be in a transition phase with the Super League, which will mean training and reserve team matches. If after U19 you are not offered a place in the Superliga squad, we will do everything we can to help the player advance to the next step.
Randers FC Academy Physical Exercise and Physiotherapy
Physical training and physiotherapy Randers Freja FC has hired a physical trainer. At U13-U14, we work once a week with core training and preparation for strength training. On the course, work once a week with a physical focus, such as. can be sprint and agility. In addition, the physical trainer prepares injury prevention exercises, which are run twice a week in connection with the track training. For U15-U19, programs are prepared for the individual players and team training is carried out in the club’s fitness rooms. In addition, there are injury prevention exercises and sprints and agility, which are performed on the track. The physical trainer is responsible for programs for the individual players and is responsible for the planning of the physical training. The physical trainer performs various tests throughout the season, to measure the individual player’s physical ability and development on various parameters. Injured players are offered treatment by the club’s physiotherapist. Treatment is in the club’s own premises, and the physiotherapist follows up the treatment. The physiotherapist and the coaches hold injury-updating meetings every week, where the dosage and course are agreed for the players who have injuries.
Randers FC Academy Schools
There is morning training for boys from and including U14. The morning training is organized in connection with the boys’ schooling every Tuesday and Thursday, where it is part of the physical education. Training takes place on the artificial turf pitches at Viborgvej. U14 and U15 train at 07.30 – 08.50, after which the boys are transported to their schools by bus. U17 coaches at 07.30 – 08.50 both days. Tuesday: strength training. Thursday: on the field. U19 coaches at 08.30 – 10.00 both days. Tuesday: strength training. Thursday: on the field. The times are adapted to the schools’ schedules. To see a list of schools, please click here to visit the school’s home page.
Randers FC Recruitment Trials
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Randers FC History
The club was established on January 1, 2003, as a result of a merger between six local Randers clubs: Dronningborg Boldklub (established in 1928), Hornbaek Sportsforening (established in 1945), Kristrup Boldklub (established in 1908), Randers Freja (established in 1898), Randers KFUM (established in 1920), and Vorup Frederiksberg Boldklub (established in 1930), continuing Randers Freja’s (at the time).
With 51 points over the course of their debut campaign in the Viasat Sport Division, the newly formed team Randers finished the year in fourth position. Lars Olsen, who captained the Denmark national team that won UEFA Euro 1992, served as the squad’s coach during that tournament. The next season, the club finished in second place with 66 points and earned promotion to the SAS Liga, which is considered to be the top league in the country.
In the SAS Liga competition during the 2004–2005 season, Randers ended in last place with only 24 points. Randers, on the other hand, was able to redeem itself during the 2005–2006 season by not only achieving promotion back to the SAS League with 61 points but also winning the Danish Cup with a victory over Esbjerg by a score of 1-0 in the final match played at Parken Stadium on May 11, 2006. Although they competed in the Danish Superliga, Randers were the first team since 1974 to triumph in the Danish Cup while being in Denmark’s second-highest division.
After AGF, his childhood club, refused to allow him play (even for free) owing to his violent record with many sentences, the club brought in former Denmark national team midfielder Stig Tfting in the middle of 2005 on a free transfer. Tfting had previously played for the Denmark national team.
In November of 2006, Tfting was given the position of Assistant Coach.
In the 2005–06 season, Randers finished in eighth place with 38 points, and in the season before that, the club competed in the UEFA Cup, where it met teams from Iceland, Lithuania, and Turkey, including the major club Fenerbahce. In the 2006–07 season, Randers finished in eighth place with 38 points.
Prior to the beginning of the 2007–2008 season, Randers brought in Colin Todd, a former player for the England national team, to serve as its new manager. The Randers team got off to a strong start this year, winning their first four matches in impressive way (most notably a 5–0 win against Aalborg BK).
Randers continued to make strides toward league playoff contention in the second half of the 2007–08 season in the Danish league. Randers concluded the season in sixth place after claiming a 2–1 victory over Brndby IF on the final matchday of the season. Throughout the course of the season, expectations increased as a result of fresh additions made by Marc Nygaard and Sren Berg; nonetheless, Randers ultimately finished in sixth place.
The team got off to an encouraging start in the 2008–09 season, winning a win over their regional adversaries AGF by a score of 3–1. With a score of 1-1 against Copenhagen, Randers continued its strong start to the season. Randers was scheduled to play Brndby away in the third round; however, the club had never beaten Brndby away in the past. Carsten Fredgaard, Bedi Buval, and Tidiane Sane scored for Randers, contributing to the team’s 0–3 victory. Randers remained unbeaten through the first five rounds of the tournament, despite the fact that they were in the middle of the table when they had their winter break.
Following the expiration of Colin Todd’s contract on July 1, 2008, Randers made the announcement that former Danish national team member John “Faxe” Jensen would take over as the club’s manager beginning in July of the same year. Todd, on the other hand, voiced his annoyance at the manner in which Randers had handled the problem, and he publicly criticized the club for putting him in a precarious position.
Because of the club’s ability to come to an arrangement with the manager who was in charge at the time, Todd, Jensen was able to start his tenure as manager six months earlier than originally planned. On January 5th, it was revealed that Jensen would be taking over as the new manager. He got off to an impressive start in Randers by leading his team to a 2–1 victory against their in-town rivals AGF in the opening league match of the season. However, the club was unable to maintain its winning streak as they drew against Vejle BK and then went on to lose their next three games to the top three sides OB, Copenhagen, and BIF. Ultimately, they failed to win the championship. The team’s current skid came to an end with a 1–6 defeat at the hands of Nordsjaelland.
The club, despite its poor performance during the losing streak, did well in its subsequent games and won all five of them, ironically establishing a new club record for longest winning streak. The club finished the season in fifth place, which was their greatest league rank in their history, and the season ended with a 3–3 tie away against the Danish champions in Copenhagen. The Golden Boot was awarded to Marc Nygaard for his 16 goals scored throughout the season. Morten Nordstrand was eventually credited with scoring a goal on penalty in the last match, and he too had a goal tally of 16, but Nygaard was granted the title because he was the first to achieve the 16-goal mark.
Randers and Faxe came to the conclusion that Tfting was not the ideal candidate for the position of assistant manager. As a result, on May 1, 2009, the club made the announcement that Tfting’s contract would not be extended. On June 2, the club made the announcement that Henrik Larsen and Flemming Povlsen, two of Jensen’s teammates from the Danish team that won Euro 1992, would be taking over as the club’s new assistant managers. Larsen was given the title of first assistant manager, and Povlsen was given the role of assistant focused on the club’s attack. However, following a disastrous start to the 2009–10 season in which the team gained only 2 points from 11 league games, both Jensen and his assistants were let go from their respective coaching positions.
The remainder of the 2009–10 season will be coached by Ove Christensen, who was recently given the position of head coach at Randers.
He was tasked with the mission of preventing Randers from being demoted, despite the fact that the media and various experts had predicted that Randers would be demoted after the winter break. In spite of this, a remarkable recovery in which they went 16 games without suffering a loss ensured that their fate in the topflight would not be settled until the very last day of the season. Though AGF won their game against OB and Brndby lost, then the top team of the spring season would be relegated even if AGF won their game against Brndby. Randers were able to maintain their position in the premier division despite suffering their first loss of the second half of the season, a 0–3 defeat at the hands of OB. Because of his seven goals scored in Randers’ last thirteen games, Yura Movsisyan is widely regarded as the team’s savior.
After Ove Christensen took over as head coach, he immediately restructured the team by cutting or trading away nine players during the winter break of the 2009–2010 season. He also made additional signings: Anders Egholm from SønderjyskE, Morten Karlsen from Nordsjælland and Søren Jensen on loan from Odd Grenland. On May 17, 2010, Christensen renewed his term as head coach by signing a new one-year agreement.
Christensen was let go as head coach of the team following a defeat to Brndby in the subsequent season because he was unable to repeat the previous year’s success. At the close of the season, caretakers Peter Elstrup and Allan Kuhn were brought in for Randers, but they were not able to prevent the team from being demoted. Michael Hemmingsen has been given the role of new head coach for Randers, and his primary responsibility will be to lead the team back to the Superliga. Randers finished the 2011–12 season in second place in the Danish 1st division, and as a result, they earned promotion back to the Superliga. Hemmingsen was the head coach for Randers during that season.
Hemmingsen was replaced as head coach of Randers by Colin Todd, a former Randers coach. Todd returned to the club after a coaching stint at Randers from 2007–2009. Despite Randers’ elevation to the Danish Superliga, Hemmingsen was fired as head coach. Randers finished its 2012–13 league campaign in third place, which was the club’s highest ever finish in the league. This was the club’s first season since being promoted to the higher division. Additionally, the team competed in the championship game of the Danish Cup but was defeated by Esbjerg by a score of 0–1. Despite this, Randers earned a spot in the UEFA Europa League because to their league performance. It was in the third round of qualification when it first met Rubin Kazan, and it was then that it joined the competition. Randers, on the other hand, was eliminated from contention after suffering defeats at home by a score of 1–2 and on the road by a score of 0–2.