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To apply to trial at the Eastbourne Borough Development Centre please complete our online form. We will then contact you with further details. Alternatively you can contact The Eastbourne Borough Development Centre Manager, Nick Ducatel, directly on 07887 428366.
Eastbourne Borough FC is the leading non-league football club in Sussex. In September 2011 we embarked on an exciting new venture in moving towards full-time football by opening our own Football Development Centre (EBDC) for elite players in Eastbourne and the surrounding area. One of the many things that sets EBDC apart is the fact that we provide top quality coaching and development to local players and provide a direct pathway into the Eastbourne Borough first team. Borough manager Tommy Widdrington is fully behind the initiative and will become involved in forging even stronger links between the centre, our Ryman 18's squad, the Eastbourne Borough Academy and the first team.
Last season the Development Centre promoted two players to the Ryman U18 team at the age of 15 and who have subsequently progressed to our Academy full time. This season we have promoted a further 5 players to the Ryman 18's which shows the talent we have within the Development Centre. If you are good enough then you are old enough !
Our coaching programme, designed by our team of experienced, expert coaches, means players take part in high quality sessions focusing on the different components that contribute to building the complete player, ensuring that content is engaging and reflective of the challenges of the modern day game.
We provide a realistic pathway into semi-professional football which is unrivalled in Sussex. We are the leaders in player development and our coaches being current and former players bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to develop and prepare our players through our pathway to the first team.
For the 2014/15 season new players will be offered a FREE of charge Trial/Taster which will be on a first come first served basis so don't delay ! If you are interested in applying for a trial please register your interest here today