We aim to identify and recruit young talent through the Academy’s extensive scouting network.
Our Player Identification and Recruitment staff will attend matches and grassroots programmes throughout the area to identify talented young footballers. Players identified will be invited to attend either our Junior Academy (U7 and U12) or for older children be invited to attend the Academy on a trial basis at the relevant age group.
For all children who are not involved with a local club, initial contact will be made direct to the Parent/Guardian. No direct contact will be made with the child without prior permission being received from the Parent/Guardian.
For young players who are involved or are members of a local club, initial contact will be made to the appropriate Club Representative (Club Secretary SYFA Recommendation). No direct contact will be made with the parents or the young player prior to the host club being informed of our interest.