TEENAGE soccer starlets in Gloucestershire are being given golden opportunities to demonstrate they can cut the mustard on the county stage.

Gloucestershire FA are again entering U16s and U18s boys teams into next season’s South and West Counties Youth Championship and are holding trials in order to give ambitious youngsters every chance of making the grade.

U18s trial sessions take place on the 3G surface at the GFA’s Oaklands Park premises in Almondsbury on Sunday, August 17 at 5.30pm, while the county’s U16s hopefuls will be put through their paces at the same venue on Thursday, September 18 between 8pm and 10pm.

Chairman of the GFA’s county match committee, Sue Henson-Green, said: “Anyone who feels they have a chance of playing at county level, from schools, colleges or clubs, can take part and coaches who feel their boys are up to the task can put them forward.”

Anyone wishing to take part in either of the trials can contact Laura Faulkner on 01454 615888 (select option 4) or email her at laura.faulkner@gloucestershirefa.com

Alternatively call Sue Henson-Green on 07970 012820.