I recently had the pleasure of being asked to trial at a professional football club, Leyton orient FC. Leyton Orient dropped out of the football league after being relegated from Division 2 at the end of the 2017/18 football season.
They have a well-respected youth academy system which has produced top professional players in the past such as;
It was an official 6 week trial where forms have to be submitted to the league. Sadly, 2 days after my trial started, I fractured my wrist at my grassroots club training session. Not good news! The trial couldn't be put on hold, so I had to try to get fit as quickly as possible to finish the trial before the 6 week deadline, in the hope that they would officially sign me into their academy system.
It was a great experience, despite missing 4 weeks of the trial due to my injury. To see what happened, please watch my 2 videos here;