The FAQs

What do I need to Bring?

Players must bring shin pads, a drink, rubber moulded boots or astros, NO BLADES OR TRAINERS, and any required medication.

What time do I need to arrive?

We ask all players to attend the trial day at least 45 minutes before the match time in order to register, get changed and briefed.

What happens at the trial?

Players need to confirm their arrival with staff in the clubs function room. Parents/guardians should then take their seats in the main stand to watch the match.

Players will then be taken to the changing rooms to change into kit or numbered bibs. They will be met by ex-professional players that will act as mentors and will talk with them about the trial match and give them any pre-match advice. The ex-players will then act as coaches for the trial match, afterwards they will return to the changing room with the players for a debrief.

Older age groups will have official refs and assistants.

During the trial match Attending scouts will watch and take notes on players. No parents or players are permitted to approach visiting scouts but can speak to WSU staff at any point.

Who will attend on the day?

We have a large network of professional and non league scouts that attend our trial days, all scouts will attend in their clubs tracksuits/clothing.

What happens after the trial?

If a scout asks for more info on a player you will be contacted 1st via WSU staff, then the players details will be passed on to the club/scout only if permission has been given by parent/s or guardians.

Will everyone be contacted with the outcome?

No players or parents will be notified on the day of any outcomes. Due to the numbers involved unfortunately only successful trialists will be contacted by any interested clubs or given any feedback apart from their coaches on the day.

Can the parents or players speak directly to the scouts?

No, parents or players are not allowed to speak to scouts directly, all consultation must be strictly through WSU staff only, this is to protect players/parents from possible misguided information or mis representation.

Can players just turn up on the day?

No, all players must register/book/and pay before the day of the event.

Can girls attend?

No, these particular trials are men and boys only; but we have plans for female and girls trials soon this will be put on the news page in due course.

What happens if a player is injured during the trial match?

WSU will have a trained physio on site to aid the player, however as per your terms and conditions WSU is not responsible for any personal injury, rehabilitation or medical costs incurred whilst on the trial.

Can I get a refund if a player does not attend on the day?

No refunds will be given, unless place is cancelled within 14 days of the purchase date.

Should WSU have to cancel the trial event due to unforeseen or extreme circumstances all monies will be refunded.