Last Year Borough 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. The Centre has provided high quality coaching and development to local players and provides a direct pathway into the Eastbourne Borough first team.
Borough manager Tommy Widdrington and first team coach Alan Kimble are fully behind the initiative and will become involved in forging even stronger links between the centre and the first team. Additionally, the coaches of Borough’s Under 18 and Reserve sides will be constantly monitoring the progress of players with a view to providing those players who show the requisite requirements an opportunity to join their squads.
Last season the Development Centre trialled over 70 players from across Sussex. Over 40 players from the ages of 11 to 16 were accepted for the 2011/12 season. During the course of last season the Development squads played professional football academies and elite development teams.
The new trial dates for the 2012/13 season which will commence on Monday, 10th September. The trial will be for a period of two weeks consisting of training as well as in-house trial games. Player trials will be FREE of charge and will be on a first come first served basis. So far over 60 applications have been received and there are still some places available. If you are interested in applying for a trial please register your interest on www.ebdc.info