Herefordshire FA coaching players

Player Development Centres

Our extra training programme for talented players

Take the next Step!


At Herefordshire FA we are fully committed to giving talented players the opportunity to progress and develop their game in a supportive, fun and competitive environment. That's why we established our boy's and girl's Player Development Centres.

Our development centres offers talented players extra coaching delivered in a fun and professional environment and can provide a key stepping stone on the pathway for those looking to progress within the game. Our intention is always to offer an ideal complement to grassroots football for passionate players looking to develop and improve rather than replace it. Players will receive expert coaching from experienced FA qualified coaches and organised fixtures against similar development and talent centres in the region.

The boys centre offers a complete pathway from U12-U15 with teams playing in the Midland Junior Premier League against similar centres from across the Midlands. Our girls centre offers U10, U12, U14 and U16 girls age groups and play regular fixtures against other centre's and clubs across the country.Trials are held every summer to recruit for the season ahead and we would encourage any local players who are interested to register and get involved.

To find out more about either centre, click the appropriate button below.

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To create a safe, positive football environment for talented players and aspiring coaches from Herefordshire with a participant-centred focus.
- Our Aim

We are always eager to here from prospective coaches who want to join our team of coaching staff with both the boys and girls centres as either head coaches or assistants. We will soon be acceptin applications ahead of the 2021/22 season so please check back for more details or contact one of the members of staff opposite.

Free trials for the centre are held at the start of every season and are open for all boys 10-15 and girls aged between 8 - 16 to attend. We promote the trials online and notify all the local clubs and schools to encourage any interested players to attend. Dependent on interest we may add additional age groups including boys U16s.

Successful trialists are then invited back for the full training and development programme. Keep your eyes peeled for updates; registration for trials will be open very soon.

To ensure we can continue to provide the best quality coaching and facilities within the area, we charge subs to players at the centre. The rates vary slightly between the boys and girls centres due to the different training and fixture arrangements. Players at our Boys centre play a monthly fee of £45/month during the season whilst players at the Girls PDC currently pay £55 per school term.

You can use the contact details opposite to contact a member of the team and we will get back to you as soon as we can with a response

If your a player, parent, coach, referee, opponent or spectator who has a concern about the PDC or something you have seen then it is important you know how to report it. Reports can be made to the Club Welfare Officer or County Welfare Officer using the details opposite.

HFA PDC Contact Details

Boys Head of Centre: Dan Chance

E: Dan.Chance@HerefordshireFA.com

P: 01432 342179

Girls Head of Centre: Joe Mathias

E: Joe.Mathias@HerefordshireFA.com

P: 01432 342179

Club Welfare Officer: Luke Johnstone

E: SafeguardingPDC@HerefordshireFA.com

P: 07377544101