Burnley FC in the Community launch Girls’ Football Academy

Burnley FC in the Community launch Girls’ Football Academy

Recruitment is now underway for current Year 11 girls to join the new Girls Academy kicking off in September 2017, the scheme for those aged 16-18, will mirror the boys’ Shadow Youth Team programme and is a fantastic opportunity to combine football playing skills with academic practice in the dynamic surroundings of the UCFB Burnley facilities at Turf Moor.

This exciting new Academy scheme will offer:

  • The choice of a large selection of BTEC and A Level programmes delivered by Nelson and Colne College
  • Eight hours of dedicated coaching per week from qualified Burnley FC in the Community coaches
  • Regular Wednesday playing fixtures
  • The opportunity to play for Burnley FC Ladies
  • A free Burnley FC training kit worth over £200
  • Progression routes into higher education
  • A pathway into scholarship opportunities in America


This is the first time Burnley FC in the Community in partnership with Nelson and Colne College have offered such a programme to female players, with an emphasis on both enhancing technical skills and ability whilst supporting educational and career development. This is an opportunity not to be missed!


Neil Hart, CEO of Burnley FC in the Community said: “We’re delighted to be launching this brand new offer for female footballers looking for their next challenge, post-school. Our Girls’ Academy is the latest development in our rapid expansion of female football provision across our region. With a dedicated team of staff at both Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson and Colne College, this elite programme will combine the practical with the academic, and will provide impressive opportunities for girls with a passion for football. We look forward to hearing from those who think this could be the right choice for them!”


Trials for the Girls’ Academy will be on Monday March 20th and Wednesday 31st May. Venues are to be announced.  


To find out more information please contact Burnley FC in the Community on 01282 704716 or email education@burnleyfc.com


You can also register your interest online at  http://www.burnleyfccommunity.org/education/girls-post-16-academy/