ACADEMY PRE-SEASON TRIALS
With pre-season underway for our first team, the Academy is set to follow suit in August.
Brighouse Town Football Club are partners with the Education and Semi-Professional Football
Academy (ESPFA) who provide education and football study programmes at non-league clubs across
the UK for 16-18 year olds as an alternative to traditional college education.
The programme together with Ossett United FC, forms part of ESPFA Yorkshire, one of 12 regions in
the national programme.
Based in Batley, students joining the full-time programme will study for a BTEC in Sport Level 3
Extended Diploma, train three times a week with UEFA qualified coaches and represent Brighouse
Town FC in the ESPFA league and cup competitions with all games being filmed and taking place at
the main stadia of all clubs involved.
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 63 ESPFA students having made
their first team debut since 2014 and over 200 ESPFA students graduating to higher education such
as university, us scholarship and the programme’s own bespoke degree course.
There are a LIMITED number of places left for school leavers (Year 11) or first year college students
who have just finished (Year 12) and a number of trials are taking place over pre-season ready for
the September 2021 start.
Thursday 5th August | 12pm – 2pm
Monday 9th August | 12pm – 2pm
Thursday 19th August | 12pm – 2pm
Monday 23rd August | 12pm – 2pm
at Batley Sports & Tennis Centre, Windmill Lane, Howden Clough, Batley, WF17 0QD
Interested applicants should register their details at espfa.co.uk/register and attend one of the
Below are a number of information videos on what the ESPFA programme is about.
For more information on the ESPFA programme, please follow the following links: