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Crawley Town set to hold under-14s trials

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Crawley Town are staging trials for under-14s on Thursday, April 25, from 5pm–7pm at the People’s Pension Stadium, on the 3G Ballcourt around or near Redz Bar.

So what are the under-14s?

Crawley Town Community Foundation are holding trials for their under-14s team SUS-191104-165510002

Crawley Town Community Foundation are holding trials for their under-14s team SUS-191104-165510002

The under-14s are a part of our development and elite centres, the training sessions are run on Wednesday 6pm–7pm (development) and Thursday 6pm–7pm (Elite) as a part of our Player Progression Pathway.

These sessions run throughout term time for an hour every week, providing players with sessions to build on their skills and team understanding.

The under-14s team does not take players away from their existing youth teams, but is an additional training session with representational fixtures during school holidays intended to help nurture the next generation of talented football players.

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Crawley Town Community Foundation are holding trials for their under-14s team SUS-191104-165527002

Crawley Town Community Foundation are holding trials for their under-14s team SUS-191104-165527002

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The coaches concentrate on improving technical and tactical skills, which helps to develop each player individually through their strengths and weaknesses to become better players and at the same time improve their game and team understanding.

The squads give the participants a chance to represent Crawley Town during the school holidays in fixtures against other under-14s teams across the UK, which includes home & away fixtures against other EFL and Premier League sides.

Kayleigh Bowers, head of football & sports development said this about the upcoming under-14s trials, “Following on from the success of our recent under-16s trial, we are looking to strengthen our under-14s squad.

We are looking for skilful, resilient and talented players to join our squads. Our centres are a great opportunity for talent identification and are an important part of our player pathway.”

Progression from the under-14s is into the under-16s, who now train at Worth School.

Further progression is into the under-19s and our BTEC National Diploma in Sport programme. This is a two to three year course, allowing students the opportunity to gain qualifications while at the same time continuing to represent Crawley Town at under-19s level against EFL and Premier League teams.

For those who excel, the Crawley Town under-23s or even first team football are within range. If interested in attending the trial please contact: kayleighbowers@crawleytownfc.com

For more information on our elite and development sessions go to our website – https://www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/community-development-

For more information, or to get involved with the Crawley Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing project, email community@crawleytownfc.com

To find out more about the programmes and services Crawley Town Community Foundation deliver in the community, head to our website today: https://www.ctcommunityfoundation.com/

For more up to date information, follow us on social media: Facebook: Crawley Town Community Foundation

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Sunderland struggling to offload defender, Ipswich Town reject new bid from Queens Park Rangers star for midfielder – League 1 and League 2 latest news

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Sunderland are struggling to offload defender Bryan Oviedo to Rosenborg and Club Brugge due to his wage demands. (Northern Echo)

Blackpool are on the brink of signing Rangers goalkeeper Jak Alnwick on loan after completing a medical on Monday. (Football Insider)

The Seasiders have warned the likes of Rotherham, Luton and Brentford they are under no pressure to sell their key players amid interest in Marc Bola and Curtis Tilt. (Blackpool Gazette)

Ipswich Town have rejected a fresh £450k bid from Queens Park Rangers for Alan Judge. The midfielder is keen to hold talks with the Championship outfit. (The Sun)

Rotherham United face a battle to keep hold of defender Clark Robertson with Sheffield Wednesday and QPR keen. (Sky Sports)

Both Coventry and Ipswich are considering an approach for former Leeds United and Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack. (TEAMTalk)

The Tractor Boys are in negotiations with Andre Dozzell over a new contract. Norwich City have been sniffing around the midfielder. (TWTD)

Norwich are also set to make a move for Bolton Wanderers youngster, Dennis Politic as their financial troubles continue. (The Sun)

That could be about to change with Football Ventures on the verge of taking over Bolton. Former Bradford City striker Billy Clarke is training with the club. (Sky Sports)

David Wheater has held talks with Oldham Athletic with his contract situation at Bolton Wanderers still uncertain. (The Sun)

Burton Albion are set to sign Hearts midfielder Ryan Edwards over the comings days. (Edinburgh Evening News)

Oxford United goalkeeper Simon Eastwood is attracting interest from Blackburn Rovers, who are in the market for two new goalkeepers. (Sky Sports)

Wycombe Wanderers have received an official bid from Millwall for defender Jason McCarthy as they attempt to beat fellow Championship clubs to his signature. (Football Insider)

Southend United have offered to a trial to defender Joe Shaughnessy following his release from St Johnstone. (Scottish Sun)

Meanwhile, The Shrimpers want to extend the trial period of Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, Ahmed Mohamed and Andre Blackman. (Echo News)

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Crystal Palace defender and Lewes midfielder join Crawley Wasps

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Crawley Wasps have signed Crystal Palace defender Hope Nash and Lewes midfielder Charlotte Owen ahead of their first season in the third tier of women’s football.

Both Nash, 21, and Owen, 23, bring higher-division experience to the newly-promoted Wasps squad.

Midfielder Charlotte Owen has joined Crawley Wasps from Lewes.

Midfielder Charlotte Owen has joined Crawley Wasps from Lewes.

Full-back Nash played 15 games in the FA Women’s Championship last season for Palace. She was also a key part of the Charlton Athletic squad that won the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division – where Wasps will play this season – in 2017-18.

Crawley-based Owen spent two years with Lewes, playing in both the third and second tiers, and was previously with Brighton.

“I just want to get back to playing and enjoying my football, and I think Crawley’s the best place for me to do that. It should be a great season,” she said.

Nash added: “It’s such a lovely club. The players and the coaching staff have been so welcoming – this is the best I’ve settled in at a club.

“There’s a winning mentality throughout the squad. We’re not here just to make up the numbers.”

Nash and Owen take Wasps’ summer additions to three, after the arrival of Lewes striker Rebecca Carter.

Paul Walker’s side were narrowly edged out 1-0 by Championship club Charlton in a pre-season friendly on Sunday and take on Nash’s other former side Palace this weekend, at the Ewhurst training base in Ifield Drive, Crawley.

They begin the new league season at home to Plymouth Argyle on Sunday August 18.

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