Everyone’s circumstances are different and trials are unpredictable.
If you think you have a chance at an Academy place, but aren’t sure, then apply for Hub trials as well to keep your options open.
We don’t normally refund for trials, but if you don’t end up doing the second trial because you’ve accepted a place on the first programme then, as an exception, we will issue a refund.
There are some athletes for whom a place in an Academy and a Hub could be beneficial for one season.
Being in a Hub is a also a route to securing the skills and evidence to be in an Academy.
Over time we hope to place less emphasis on trials and more emphasis on athletes moving from Hubs to secure a place in an Academy.