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Sutton United Football Club College trials (for 16-18 year olds)

Come 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 our 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

All players on the on the programme will be provided with full-time football whilst studying for either a B-TEC in Sport or ‘A’ level courses at John Ruskin College or 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 will 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 contact: or click the image below to register.