Elite Player Development Centre Programme (EPDC)

The Elite Player Development Centre, the top tier for boys in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Peterborough and Essex, offers Under-8 to Under-16 players the chance to receive between 2 hours of quality technical coaching each week.

While the primary focus of the EPDC is to deliver a technical training programme, the EPDC squads will compete in organised fixtures, tournaments and other events during school holidays.

The technical syllabus for the EPDC Programme is delivered in line with the philosophy and DNA of the Club & Academy.

All facilities are risk-assessed and provide outstanding playing surfaces. Please note, to attend a trial with our Elite Programme, players must be recommended by a NCFC scout or coach.


Cambridgeshire: U8 - U16

Suffolk: U9 - U14

Peterborough: U9 - U13

Essex: U11 - U14

The Elite PDC Package

• 36-week training programme

• 2 hours of football-specific training

• Talent ID events at the Lotus training ground

• Fixtures against other professional club development squads

• Continue to play grassroots football for your club

• Training kit available to purchase

• Progression routes into Post 16 Football & Education Programmes

• One Tour per season per squad (additional)