ESPFA Academy

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

sessions listed.

 

Below are a number of information videos on what the ESPFA programme is about.

ESPFA Awards Show 2021 – HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/0XELCLGE-ZA

ESPFA Pre-season 2021 – HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/30MQ7TEITKW

STUDY at the ESPFA – HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/D6_BCLTSFD8

TRAIN at the ESPFA – HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/Z-TILDFZHAA

PLAY at the ESPFA – HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/HD0BFEJDYTI

MEDIA EXPERIENCE at the – HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/KWJ7WZ1WRGK

 

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

espfa.co.uk

facebook.com/ESPFAcademy

twitter.com/ESPFAcademy

instagram.com/ESPFAcademy

youtube.com/ESPFA