EASTERN JUNIOR ALLIANCE
Histon and Norwich City Regional Development Programme (RDP) announced a partnership in July 2019 aimed at recruiting and developing the best local young players into the youth development pathway here at Histon FC. The two clubs would work together to produce teams from Under 13’s to Under 16’s that would be jointly coached by the two clubs with future outcomes anticipated of progression into either club’s Scholarship Programme at Under 17 level.
It had been hoped that the first of these teams (at Under 13’s level) would be entered into the Eastern Junior Alliance (EJA) for the 2019/20 season but unfortunately that was not possible due to the timescales after the partnership was agreed.
Therefore, a new strategy was formed with a view to Histon FC entering teams into the EJA in the Under 13, 14, 15 and 16 age groups for the 2020/21 season.
Recruitment of coaching staff is underway now, overseen by Alex Kaufman (Norwich City RDP) and Mark Pleasants (Histon FC). Training and playing venues are being finalised in good time and we will be running a series of joint recruitment trials across all of these age groups during the 2019/20 season.
More information regarding these trials and exactly what being a part of the Histon/Norwich City EJA programme will entail for both players and parents is available in the “Trials” section of this page but if you are interested in learning more now then please feel free to contact either Alex Kaufman or Mark Pleasants directly, both of whom will be happy to explain more.
Mark Pleasants (Histon FC)
Tel: 07739 849191
Alex Kaufman (Norwich City FC RDP)
Following on from our first set of open trials for our EJA partnership with Norwich City FC RDP we are delighted to confirm details of our second round of trial evenings.
For the 2020-21 season, we will be launching squads for the U13, U14, U15 & U16 age groups.
If your son is in school year 7,8,9 and 10 for the current academic year (2019-20) please find below the details of how you can book your son’s place.
2020-2021 Squad Trials
Tuesday 18th February 2020
530pm-630pm – Current school year 7
630pm-730pm – Current school year 8
Wednesday 19th February 2020
530pm-630pm – Current school year 9
630pm-730pm – Current school year 810
Venue: Cambourne Village College, Sheepfold Lane, Cambourne, CB23 6FR
How to book: Visit Norwich City RDP’s booking page – HERE
The EJA Partnership will provide selected boys in the area with a competitive weekly training and games programme playing as Histon FC in the Eastern Junior Alliance leagues. Training sessions will be delivered by Norwich City FC RDP Coaching staff, and match days will run by a Norwich City FC RDP coach and an Histon FC Manager.
Age group training & games throughout the season will be at set venues across Cambridgeshire.
Selected boys will also be offered a place in the Norwich City FC RDP Elite programme alongside their EJA commitments, to provide them with additional coaching hours and fixtures during half terms. Both programmes work in unison to ensure a closer pathway both locally and at an elite level.
You can also visit our partnerships page on Norwich City’s website for a brief overview. VISIT
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Our Under 16’s side for the 2019/20 season is managed by Dave Allen and Jeremy Wallman and compete in the EJA U16 Brown Division.
Games are played on Sunday afternoons with home games being played at Cambridge Stadium, Trumpington.