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Trial Day Success

1 November 2018

Thanks to a host of young aspiring footballers largely from the Macclesfield borough, the first u16 Elite Development Squad trial event proved to be a a huge success. 

31 players took part in a detailed training session lead by The Silkmen’s Youth Development Manager Paul McGuire, assisted by personnel from the likes of; The University of Football Business, AID Films and supported by the clubs Community Sports Trust coaching staff. 

The young players underwent an intensive training sessions replicating the very nature of a full time football programme. 

Over the coming months these and many new players will continue to take part in both training sessions and competitive matches against fellow professional clubs and elite academies. Conditioning and physical development for these young players will also be assisted by the Tytherington Club, Macclesfield who will assist through delivery of fitness classes and sports specific advice and guidance. 

Paul McGuire said; "This has been a great start to things, it's a really positive initiative for the Football Club and we have several areas to delve into in terms of establishing a structured youth programme for the club. This wont be an easy thing to build, but after observing the players on show today it's clear the town (and the club) is crying out for it".  


Potential u15, u16, and u17 players can send their football CV to


Pictures courtesy off Isabel Pearce Photography.

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