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ESPFA Academy pre-season trials

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With pre-season underway for our first team, the Academy is set to follow suit in August.

Skelmersdale United FC 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 is part of ESPFA Lancashire, one of 12 regions in the national programme.

Based at the football club, 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 Skelmersdale United 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.

Tuesday 3rd August | 10am – 11.30am
Tuesday 10th August | 10am – 11.30am
Tuesday 17th August | 10am – 11.30am
Tuesday 24th August | 10am – 11.30am

at JMO Sports Park, Liverpool Road, Skelmersdale, WN8 8BX

Interested applicants should register their details at espfa.co.uk/register and attend one of the sessions listed.

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







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