The SAFA/Transnet Football School of Excellence strives only to accept the most talented players into the School, as space is limited.

The School works on a sports bursary sponsored by Transnet and covers, academics, football and residential costs.

Enrolment and acceptance are conducted via trials. The date of the trials will be announced on the website.


Trial dates have been postponed. We will announce the new trial dates soon on the website!

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How the Process Works


Attend Trials

Dates and locations of the trials will be posted on the website. Trials are free. You need to meet the requirements that are posted with the trial dates and locations.

1: Trials

Preliminary Round

If you are selected after the trials, you will be invited to attend the preliminary round. Here you will be further assessed.

2: Preliminaries

10-day National Camp

If you are shortlisted you will be invited to attend a 10-day national camp. Assessment would include not only your football skills but also you character, academic achievements, behaviour and work ethic.

3: National camp

Join the School

Selected learners will be invited to join the school.

4: Selection

Infographic: How it works

infographic trials