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Chelsea FC Foundation - Clacton Development Centre Talent Day

posted 15 Jul 2014, 07:57 by   [ updated 15 Jul 2014, 07:57 ]

Chelsea FC Foundation run Development Centres in various areas around the country – these are known as Pre-Academy Development sessions. These centres can act as feeders into the Chelsea Academy for the very best players. 

Successful players will be invited in to attend the Clacton Centre on a weekly basis and may be invited to play in matches against other such centres from time to time. 

Clacton Development Centre players are some of the best players from around North East Essex that aren't signed to an Academy. Local clubs can recommend players into the centre but alternatively players can be invited in after attending other Chelsea FC Foundation sessions e.g. Football Coaching Centres and obviously our annual Talent Days.

Some of the top Development Centre players have been offered Chelsea FC Academy trials in Cobham, whereas others have gone on to sign Academy contracts at other more local professional clubs including Ipswich Town and Colchester United.

This year's Talent Day is on the Astroturf at Clacton Coastal Academy in Jaywick Lane (formerly Bishops Park) on Thursday 14th August 2014. 

  • Under 7s-Under 11s will be from 9.30am-12pm
  • Under 12s-Under 16s will be from 1pm-3.30pm. 

The day is free as we want as many players to be able to showcase their talents as possible. 

If successful, training sessions take place in term-time (recommencing September 2014) on a Monday evening from 6-7pm (Under 7-Under 11) and 7-8pm (Under 12s-Under 16s). 

To request a booking form for the Clacton Development Centre Talent Day, please call Sean Hillier on 07720 975201 or email him on