Berwick Rangers receives many e-mails each week from young players requesting trials or sending videos, etc.
We hope that providing a little information about the Club may help you to understand how the Club operates.
Berwick Rangers are a part-time Club, which means that most, if not all, players have employment outside football.
We train two evenings each week, normally Tuesdays and Thursdays, at a venue south of Edinburgh.
Players are also expected to keep themselves fit by putting in their own training time during the week.
The Club is in Scottish League Two at present. The team bus leaves from Berwick for away games, picking up at Edinburgh. Currently the furthest league fixture is at Elgin for which the bus leaves Berwick at 6am.
We have also have a Reserves side playing in the SPFL Reserves League 2, and a number of players from this squad have made appearances in the first team. This is a young side, with most players being 17 to 19.
The Reserves players are signed as amateurs meaning no wages are paid to players, although they are included in any win bonuses when appearing in the first team squad.
Please consider how the Club operates before contacting us:
- Most players have paid work outside football
- We do not provide or arrange accommodation, or other employment in addition to playing for the club
- We do not pay any travelling expenses to matches
- Players need to be available for training in the evenings
- For Overseas players interested please note we do not arrange or pay for visas, flights or train fares
Any open trials that may be held will be done so in pre-season and will be advertised on our website.
We would ask all players to read the above information carefully, and to mention in any e-mail that you have read this.
If you think you have what it takes, please send us your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, which should include your address, your footballing career to date, and references from previous managers/coaches.
Don’t forget to address the practical issues of accommodation, employment, and so on as outlined above.
Hope this helps – we want you to be clear about the expectations of becoming a player at Berwick Rangers..
Director for Youth Development