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By Matthew Jones

Are you or do you know anyone in Year 11?

Radcliffe FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers who wish to join a semi-professional academy in the EVO-STIK League where they will #Study, #Train and #Play full time after leaving school in 2019.

Our students study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 2 or 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play in the NPL Football Academy League with opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup.

Now in its fifth year, the Radcliffe FC 'Education and Football Academy' is an alternative to college and is ideal for any 16/17 year old who wants to gain a great education and develop as a footballer at the same time.

TRIALS are taking place in the forthcoming half term holidays:-

DATE: Wednesday 24th October
TIME: 11.30am - 1pm
VENUE: Radcliffe FC, Neuven Stadium, Radcliffe, M26 3PE (3G pitch)

If you would like to attend, please register your details at

At the Radcliffe FC Academy you will study, train and play full time.

- Alternative to college
- BTEC in Sport 3 (equivalent to 2/3 A Levels)
- Two year programme
- Study in the classroom with your team mates
- Opportunities to gain experience at the football club

- Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches
- Train three/four times a week
- Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis
- Opportunities to train with the first team

- In the NPL Football Academy League
- Opportunities to play in The FA Youth Cup
- Games played at EVO-STIK League stadiums
- Opportunities to progress to the first team
- Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against
professional clubs (

- All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch (
- Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (
- Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA by gaining a scholarship
- Progress onto our three-year university degree course (

Take a look at the NPLFA's success stories - and activate your ambition now by applying at

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Updated 11:44 - 10 Feb 2019 by Matthew Jones

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