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U18 South West Counties Youth League & U16 JPL trials

Salisbury FC Under 16’s and U18’s are looking to recruit for the up and coming season. 

If you’re an U16, U17, or U18 for the coming season, and have played at a reasonable standard, then we would like to hear from you. 

Simon Oldrid's U16’s rounded off the last season as champions in the 'City of Southampton Youth League'. Next season, an altogether different challenge lies ahead for the squad. They are now progressing to the 'South West Counties Youth League’ for the next two seasons. The SWCYL is the highest level outside of the academy system for U18 footballers in the South West. Salisbury U18’s have competed in this league for the last 4 seasons, and it has proven to be a great development pathway for players to challenge themselves, and play against quality sides every week. 

Opposition in the SWCYL this season include the likes of Bath City, Bristol Academy, Cirencester Town, Worcester City and Wimborne Town to name a few. The side will also compete in the FA Youth Cup and will play those games out of the Ray Mac Stadium, home of Salisbury FC.  

The 18/19 season U16’s compete in the Junior premier league (JPL). Last season through the seeding, the side won through to the ‘elite league and cup’. We will be looking to build on that achievement this coming season. The JPL and the SWCYL are both Saturday morning football. 

Salisbury FC offers a clear pathway for aspiring young players with many of our 18’s also having been selected into our U23 development squad over the last few years. With the U16’s we will be looking to progress these players into U18 or U23 once they are old enough, and ready. This has resulted in a number of players making their 1st team debuts as well. No more so than Josh Sommerton who went on to make 10 appearances for Salisbury FC's 1st team in the 'Evostik Southern League South & West' last season at the age of just 17. 

If you would like a trial for the Whites U16’s or U18’s, whether you’re a 1st or 2nd year for the latter, then get in touch to book a spot at our upcoming trials. 

U18 Trials will be on 26th June in Salisbury at the Netherhampton pitches at the rear of Salisbury livestock market.   

U18 contact details:

Manager: Simon Oldrid

M: 07810 483917

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U16 trials will be held at Netherhampton as well each Saturday morning from 10:30 as of the 23rd June until the end of the school term. 

U16 contact details: Manager: Mark Winter

M: 07730 684230

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