Chester FC PDC programme for 2017/18 announced

Trial applications for the 2017/18 Chester FC Player Development Centre (PDC) programme are now being invited.
 

 
Created in 2016, the PDC provides increased opportunities for talented young players to train in a professional environment designed to help them reach their potential.
 
Players successful at the assessment stage continue to train and play for their grassroots clubs with the PDC offering a 20 week training programme in line with The FA’s four corner model and Chester FC Academy’s development principles. The PDC incorporates a games programme and provides a route into the Chester FC Academy for players who display exceptional ability.
 
The 2017/18 PDC programme will be based on 3G pitches at The Cheshire County Sports Club and Blacon High School, and feature the following age groups: U6s (Year 1), U7s (Year 2), U8s (Year 3), U9s (Year 4), U10s (Year 5), U11s (Year 6) & U12s (Year 7).
 
Assessment sessions will be held at Blacon High School with dates to be advised. Prospective players who wish to attend these trials can request a registration form via community@chesterfc.com.
 
Jim Green, chief executive of Chester FC Community Trust, said: “The response to the PDC has been fantastic and we’re very pleased to confirm details of the 2017/18 programme.
 
“We are always looking at how the programme can be improved and moving onto new 3G pitches is a great step forward. The feedback from players and parents has been very positive, and it has been very rewarding to see a number of players moving to the Chester FC Academy from the PDC.”
 
The cost for the full 20 week programme is £60 (equivalent to £3 per week) which can be paid in three installments.
 
For more information on the Chester FC PDC and to request a registration form email community@chesterfc.com or contact 07512 355396.