Merstham FC First Team Trial Day

Our First Team are holding a Trial Day on Saturday 12th June at Meadowbank in Dorking, to find players to join up with our existing First Team squad ready for the 2021/22 Pitching In Isthmian League Premier Division Season.


Please read the following information before you apply.


Venue/Date: Meadowbank Football Ground, Dorking, RH4 1DX. Saturday 12th June.

Time: Registration from 10am. Trial Day will run from 11-2pm.

Applications for Trial Day: Only 25 x players will be selected to participate in the Trial Day. Players will need to submit a CV, Cover Letter or Highlight reel to The deadline for all submitted applications will be Monday 31st May. Successful applicants will then receive an email confirming their place in the trial. There will be a ‘reserve’ list for players that may still be selected subject to any changes.

Special note: All Goalkeeper applications will need to be submitted to Our Head GK Coach Andy Smith ( and there will only be 5 x GK places for the trial.


What the Trial Day will consist of: Goalkeepers will take part in a drill session with Head GK Coach Andy Smith from 11-12pm. All other outfield players will take part in a technical training practice from 11-12pm. Followed by a 60 x minute 11v11 Trial Match (2 x 30 minute halves). There will be a debrief at the end of the day and successful players will be contacted and invited back to formally join the First Team for Pre Season Training, which starts back on Tuesday 15th June.


What to expect on the day: Technical Practice: Players will take part in technical drills that will examine their technical ability – relative to their playing position.

Tactical Understanding: Players will be required to show their level of understanding towards Tactical information and guidance given before the 11v11 Trial Match.


What do players need to bring: All participants will be expected to bring the following: a suitable bottle of water (marked with their initials so there is no shared usage), Snacks, Appropriate footwear for a 3G artificial pitch (information on suitable footwear can be found HERE), protective Shin Pads, and a Face Covering for when using indoor facilities.


What Merstham FC will provide: Each participant will be issued a training kit on the day which must be returned at the end of the trial day.


COVID-19 Safety Information: Please make sure you follow all COVID-19 protocols at all times on the day. These can be found HERE. Temperatures will be taken on arrival.


Important Venue Information: Please follow the facility rules at all times. These can be found HERE. Players will not be permitted to use the shower facilities due to COVID-19 regulations but there will be designated areas for players to get changed before and after the Trial.


How to get to Meadowbank (visitors’ information): Please click HERE for information on how to get to Meadowbank.