2020 Trials

County Down will continue their proud tradition of entering two teams into the world’s most prestigious youth football tournament, the STATSports SuperCupNI at the end of July. This year’s tournament takes place between the 3rd and 7th of August 2020. Each year hundreds trial, but only 18 are selected. The trials to represent County Down at either Junior or Premier level will begin in March 2020.

Trials for the 2020 tournament will commence on Sunday 8th March 2020.

Requirements

  • Players must have a parent who resides within County Down.
  • Players must be born within the age limits.
  • Players must not have previously tried out for another County.
  • Players must fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page and bring it to their selection date along with a £10 registration fee, as well as a household utility bill as proof of a parent’s address.

Junior Team

Scott Boyd will take charge of the Junior team and all players born after the 1st January 2005 are eligible to be selected. Trials will be arranged in the following areas: North Down & Belfast, and South Down. In order to be considered please contact the relevant trial co-ordinator by text. The nomination should include player’s name, date of birth, current club, preferred playing position and contact details.

Trials Co-Ordinators

North Down & Belfast, including Downpatrick Area – Johnny Barnett
Contact – 07590 016023

South Down, including Banbridge, Kikeel, Newcastle, Newry, Warrenpoint etc – Johnny Kernoghan
Contact – 07786 486060

Premier Team

John Bailie will take charge of the Premier team and all players born after the 1st January 2003 are eligible to be selected. Trials will be arranged in the following areas: North Down & Belfast, and South Down. In order to be considered please contact the relevant trial coordinator by text. The nomination should include player’s name, date of birth, current club, preferred playing position and contact details.

Trial Co-ordinators

North Down & Belfast, including Downpatrick Area – Johnny Barnett
Contact – 07590 016023

South Down, including Banbridge, Kikeel, Newcastle, Newry, Warrenpoint etc – Johnny Kernoghan
Contact – 07786 486060

Once you have registered, one of our trials coordinators will be in touch to invite you to a specific trial – there is no need to follow up on your submission and there is no need to attend a second trial, unless you are asked to do so.

Once all registered players have been trialed, a pool of players will be selected to take part in a final trial, training session or combination of both. From this pool of players, a final squad of 18 per age group will be selected to represent County Down at this year’s STATSport SuperCupNI.

The opportunity to represent County Down against some of the world’s best youth players is a life-changing experience. No player should trial if they doubt their ability to succeed.

Please print off the registration forms from links below and bring completed, along with £10 registration fee, on day of trial.

Down SuperCup Parent Consent Form

Down SuperCup Trial Registration Form