2019 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 29th July and 2nd August. 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 2019.

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 £5 registration fee, as well as a household utility bill as proof of a parent’s address.

Junior Team

Gary McAlister will take charge of the Junior team and all players born after the 1st January 2004 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 email. The nomination should include player’s name, date of birth, current club, preferred playing position and contact details.

Trials Co-Ordinators

Belfast, North and South Down – Aaron Agnew and Robin Nelson
Contact – codownsupercupni@gmail.com

Premier Team

John Bailie will take charge of the Premier team and all players born after the 1st January 2002 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.

Trial Co-ordinators

North Down & Belfast – Johnny Barnett
Contact – 07590 016023

South/East Down – text 07563 352100>

( NB. Any player who has already expressed interest on previous numbers listed on website for John Bailie & Peter Houston; your details have been forwarded to new co-ordinators re: upcoming trials)

Once you have registered, one of our trials co-ordinators 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 trialled, 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 registration form from link below and bring completed form, along with £5 registration fee on day of trial.