THE Colwyn Bay FC Academy are hosting open trials in May for the  22/23 season. 

  Applications are invited for players of all age groups, regardless of ability and previous playing backgrounds (see a link for trials registration  form at the end of this article).

 The trials will be held on the  4G pitch at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, and are planned for Monday May 9th and Wednesday May 11th (Under-8 to Under-11 from 6-7pm; Under-12 to Under-19 from 7-8pm).

 Commenting on the progress that has been made by the Academy over the last two years, Academy Director Matt Sampson said: “The new culture and structure that we have implemented at Colwyn Bay FC Academy has seen the increase in competitiveness, experiences and exposure to top class Academy training sessions across all age groups.

 “This has come in the form of some of our Academy teams playing against Premier League and Professional Academies and has seen a huge increase of players being invited into the FAW Regional squads, as well as Premier League and other professional Academies across all age ranges. 

“The increase of player movement through all age groups to assist with individual player development, includes our Under-19s being involved within the First Team environment on a regular basis. 

“Implementation of ‘The Bay Way’ was always going to come with challenges with the COVID pandemic, but we, internally and externally, can genuinely see the progress we have made and feel the foundations have firmly been laid for us to push forwards and continue building by providing even more experiences and opportunities for all our Academy players.

 “That is evident not just in the Academy, but throughout the club, and the integration can be seen with our Player Passes which allows all Academy Players plus one adult, to attend all first team home games for free.” 

With COMET (the player registration) set for 1st of June for next season, the Colwyn Bay Academy will be looking to sign all current and prospective new players by that date.

 All players wishing to attend the trial sessions MUST fill in the trial registration form see

All players should wear moulded footwear, suited to 4G, their own kit and bring their own water to the sessions.

If any further details are required, contact Matt Sampson on 07426 689079.