Brighouse Town AFC are proud to be player pathway partners with the Education and Semi- Professional Football Academy (ESPFA).

The ESPFA have provided education and football study programmes for 16-19 year olds across the UK for the last nine years in partnership with non-league clubs as an alternative to traditional college.

The programme is part of the ESPFA West Yorkshire region, one of 12 regions in the national

Students joining the ESPFA full-time programme will study for a Level 3 in Sport qualification (equivalent to three A-Levels), train three times a week with UEFA/FA licensed coaches and represent Brighouse Town in the ESPFA league and cup competitions with all league games being filmed and taking place at the main stadia of all clubs involved.

Enrolled students also have the opportunity to experience the world of sport with coaching, teaching, photography, filming, media editing, business, hospitality, journalism, physiotherapy and podcasting with the football club and the ESPFA.

There are a number of pathways available on the football side with 85+ ESPFA students having made their first team debut since 2014 with over 250 ESPFA students graduating to higher education such as university and scholarships in the US.

Applications are open for current Year 11 students for a September start. Year 10 students are welcome to apply early also.

Interested applicants should register at and the ESPFA recruitment team will be in touch to invite you down to the many taster days that are available throughout the year.

For more information on the ESPFA programme, please follow the following links:-