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Info for players attending a Taster Training Session

Age Groups - U9s, U10s, U11 & U13s

Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm

Darton Academy

Ballfield Lane, Darton, Barnsley, S75 5EF

Age Groups - U12s & U18s

Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm

Yorkshire RTC

The Cross, Silkstone, Barnsley, 

S75 4LX

Our fantastic coaching team will make you feel welcome.

Matthew Skidmore

Assistant Manager

Oliver Salmon

Goalkeeper Coach

Andy Skiffington

Coach/Team Manager

Eoghen Sopala

Coach/Team Manager

Carl Hepworth

Coach/Team Manager

Ian Ogoli

Coach/Team Manager

Chris Lath

Assistant Manager

Dominic Kubinski

Goalkeeper Coach

Anthony Galagher

Pre-Academy Manager/Coach

Nathan Fletcher

Coach/Team Manager

Alastair Townsley

Coach/Team Manager

Jugal Thapa

Strength & Conditioning

Training Times


u9’s, u10’s  - Training Times 6pm -8pm

u13’s -  Training Times 6pm -8.45 pm


What kit to wear – Most boys come in football kit and training top, Darton is a 2g surface so no boots unfortunately, astro turf trainers only.

What will the boys need to Bring – Water bottle a must, we like to work them hard.


Darton Academey – address/Google maps  - (Plus brief description of where to go when coming in to the academy)


U11’s and u12’s Train on Wednesday’s


Silkstone Recreational Ground – address/Google maps  - (Plus brief description of where to go)


What kit to wear – Most boys come in football kit and training top, Silkstone surface is grass so are boots required.

What will the boys need to Bring – Water bottle a must, we like to work them hard.


What happens on arrival


On arrival, one of our RTC colleagues will be there to meet and greet you, take a register and show you where your child needs to go, unfortunately parents aren’t allowed on the training areas so please stay around the outside areas.


Next Steps


At Yorksire RTC we use a communication tool called Spond, this helps us to manage our communication with you and other things such as training/game availability. Whilst waiting for a call, please can you following the link below and request membership to the RTC group.


Add RTC Spond – Invitation


That’s it, once again let me take the opportunity for choosing Yorkshire RTC and we look forward seeing in due course



Yorkshire RTC Team.


See what you think to the above…


Also, wording for the taster session…


Taster Training Sessions

​At Yorkshire RTC we are looking for talented young players to play in the Junior Premier league (JPL), which is a highly competitive national junior football league. To compete in the JPL, players are needs to have a good level of technical ability, a genuine desire to develop with a willingness to listen and learn.

Our Taster sessions are for a maximum of 3 weeks and are designed to give you an insight in to what we do Yorkshire RTC. By the end of the 3 weeks, both you and your child should have formed an opinion if joining Yorkshire RTC is something you wish to progress with and will give us the opportunity to see if your child has the desired attributes we are looking for. At the end of the three sessions, we will ensure a coach has a 121 chat with you and agree a mutual position for moving forward.    

To register your interest in attending a Taster Training Session, please fill in the e-form below and look out for the next steps email.​

Thank you

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