All players between the ages of nine to 11 years-old must reside within one hour’s travelling time of the Academy. Prospective players aged Under-12 to Under-16 must live within one and a half hour’s travelling time of the Club.
During each individual players’ time with the Club, both the individuals and their parents will be required to comply with the Academy rules and regulations. At the end of the specified trial period, the player and their parents will be informed as to whether their trial period has been successful.
If unsuccessful, the player will be given a full appraisal by our coaches to advise of areas that could be improved to aid future development.
A player aged between nine and 16 years-old may sign with the Academy for one, two or four years dependent on age group. At the end of the time period the player will be informed whether the Club wish to retain or release them.
The Academy will operate in accordance with the Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) regulations as set out by both the Government and the FA ensuring that all criteria are met across the entire registration and recruitment process.
For more information on our scouting network and development centres contact Bill Wall by calling 0116 222 8536.