City trials

DERRY City are holding an open trial for players to represent the club in conjunction with the Derry & District Youth Football Association in the under 14 section of The National League for season 2013/2014.

The trial will be held at Magee playing fields on Sunday from 2pm until 4pm. All players born between January 1st and December 31st 2000 are eligible to attend.

Players should bring boots, shinpads and training kit. The players selected to represent the Candy Stripes will have the added advantage of also being eligible to play in the D&D and represent the city in the prestigious Foyle Cup competition.

Commenting on this development to enable young players to represent the Brandywell out-fit, Derry City manager Declan Devine said: “This is a great opportunity for young local players to represent the club in The National League against many Irish league youth teams and take the first step on the path towards professional football and could well result in these players going on to emulate the achievements of Paddy McCourt, Danny Lafferty, James McClean, Stephen McLaughlin or Caoimhin Bonnar who have recently gone across the channel to join top class clubs.”

Information for open trials for under 12, 13 and 15 age groups will follow in the coming weeks.

For further information please contact Raymond Soal (0772) 031 4587.