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Saints Southwest are proud to identify and offer children who demonstrate talent on the pitch an opportunity to develop their 'Potential into Excellence'. Saints Southwest staff ​have an ongoing recruitment process, whereby no matter what type of session is being delivered, we seek to identify children with talent and signpost them to a suitable training environment. With a proven track record of not just developing excellent football players, but excellent people off the pitch.


Saints Southwest will play an attractive brand of football, consistent through all the age groups and offer a culture which has education at the forefront whilst maintaining the highest standards of integrity and honesty amongst the people who serve within it. Our players are at the centre of everything we do –  our focus is to help them reach their full potential. The staff are highly committed and professional in their approach to identifying talent

Saints Southwest have an 'Open Door Policy' whereby children can apply to be a part of our Click Here to request a trial

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Saints Southwest work with thousands of children each week in various Education, Community and Football Development programmes, along with attending a number of tournaments and events each season.

Our large coaching team recruit players into our Football Development programme who display the key attributes we look for at Saints Southwest.

You can also request an open trial or visit from a Saints Southwest coach.

We understand that players come in all different varieties with a mixture of strengths and weaknesses. We take into account a player’s technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as looking at relative age effect and maturation rates. Character is also a very big facet.

We also review our current player cohort in the Football Development programme to assess whether a target player has the potential to integrate into the group

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