Search is on for budding football stars

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BOYS from across Dacorum have the chance to join an elite U17 training squad.

A trial will take place on Saturday on the 3G pitch at Cavendish School from 1 to 3pm and is for players born between September 1 1994 and August 31 1995.

Participants will be tested on different facets of the game including speed, agility, technique and fitness – with each player given a personal ranking score.

The ranking score is unique to the area and will allow the coaches to inform players of areas that they need to work on to improve their game.

The top 20 players will then be selected to form the Dacorum squad who will train on Saturdays and play matches against other elite squads.

The trial is free of charge, but players must register at in order to take part.

The players chosen for the elite squad will not have to leave their current team, and matches will not interfere with any other team commitments as these will be played on Saturdays and during season breaks.

It is hoped that the squad will help players with the transition from youth football to the senior game.