Sutton United FC Tryouts & Club Guide: History, Stadium, Players, and More!
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Sutton United FC is an English professional football club based in Sutton, South London, England. The club competes in the EFL League Two, the fourth tier of English football.
Sutton United FC Youth Development System
Sutton United Colts
Sutton United Colts is the grassroots section affiliated to Sutton United Football Club, and has 20 teams playing between the U7 and U16 age groups.
The Sutton United Colts teams play in the Surrey Youth League on a Sunday, and at the competitive age groups, most teams play in the Premier Elite Division.
The Colts strive to offer the very best standard of football outside of a professional academy environment, and their grassroots games are regularly watched by professional scouts from Sutton United, as well as other professional academies from the Premier League, Championship, and beyond.
Their Cat3 Professional Academy at Sutton United Football Club often sends scouts to watch the Colts play and they offer a realistic pathway from the Colts to the Academy for those players who excel training and playing with Sutton United Colts. More than 40 players were promoted from the Colts to the Academy at the end of the 2021/22 season, and they’re proud to be the biggest club in the area offering these pathways.
The Sutton United Academy in turn seeks to develop players that are one day ready to play in the Sutton United first team, which currently plays in the English Football League, Division Two.
The 2022/23 season has seen first team appearances at Sutton United from players who have previously played in the Colts, and the Academy.
Want to trial for Sutton United Colts?
Please register your interest by visiting their official page for a contract form.
You will be contacted as soon as the next opportunity to trial is arranged.
Sutton United FC Junior Girls’ Teams
Sutton United Girls run teams from U10 to U16, and form part of the Sutton United Youth and Community Foundation.
They specifically focus on developing players to be prepared for the rigors and skill sets involved in the Women’s game, and therefore their aim is continuous development rather than winning, although the development model has been successful in delivering league and cup successes across the years.
Sutton United FC offers a real pathway in to the Sutton United Women’s teams, with 12 players graduating from Sutton United Girls age groups to the Sutton United Women in 2022/23 alone.
Sutton United FC has also developed players who have furthered their playing careers by signing for professional academy teams, including Chelsea, Southampton, Brighton, Charlton and Millwall.
All of their coaches are volunteers, with the majority also professionals from the footballing industry, with ranges of qualifications from FA Cat 1 to UEFA B, as well as DBS checked, Emergency First Aid and Safeguarding trained.
Sutton United FC holds annual trials in May for players keen to join a club with a real pathway.
Sutton United College Partnership Team
Sutton United Football Club College trials (for 16-18 year olds). Go and develop as players on a full-time football programme whilst studying for a BTEC in Sport or ‘A’ Levels
Sutton United Football Club College Team Trials
The football trials allow young players (aged 16-18) to test their skills in front of FA & UEFA qualified coaches in a pressure free learning environment. Players will be able to play within a safe, competitive trial and will be able to decide if our College programme is for them.
If successful, you will play in one of the highest standards and most challenging leagues as part of their existing squad in the College Football Programme and follow in the footsteps of many of those who now play professionally.
John Ruskin & East Surrey College
This course enables all players a choice of study locations, either at John Ruskin College or East Surrey College and combines both first-class football training games programme including the FA Youth Cup with an excellent educational environment.
The course also provides the opportunity for all learners to gain coaching and referees qualifications so you can earn money as you study too.
As this is a study programme, players who have not achieved grade 4 or C at GCSE in Maths or English will continue to study for these qualifications. In this way, Sutton United students can progress towards a long-term future in the football and wider leisure industries.
How does the process work?
Step 1 – Register
Register for the football trials by filling in your details HERE and we they be in touch with you regarding future trial dates.
Step 2 – Trials
Show us your footballing skills at the football trials! If you’re successful, you’ll be selected to continue on and join the SUFC College Team.
Step 3 – Your College course
You’ll be offered a Sports course or ‘A’ level courses at John Ruskin College or East Surrey College so you can work towards your sporting goals whilst gaining a first class education.
Below are the Sports courses on offer at John Ruskin & East Surrey College.
- Sport Level 1 Introductory Diploma (Full Time)
- Sport Level 2 Extended Certificate (Full Time)
- Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma (Full Time)
For further details, please click here to learn more.
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