Shadow Youth Team

The Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team (SYT) programme is delivered by Burnley FC in the Community staff in partnership with the Nelson and Colne College Group. The programme gives talented young players between the ages of 16 and 18 the chance to combine academic studies with practical football experience. It is designed to bridge the gap between grassroots and academy football.

About Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team (SYT)

The Shadow Youth Team programme offers talented young players (aged 16-18) the chance to combine academic studies with a practical and professional football experience. 

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Coaching Staff

Meet each member of the Burnley FC in the Community staff who deliver the Shadow Youth Team programme to an extremely high standard in partnership with the Nelson and Colne College Group.

Meet the Staff

First Team

Meet the current Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team first team squad.

Meet the First Team

Development Squads

Click here for more information on our three Development Squads and the respective leagues they play in.

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Case Studies

Meet the people who have achieved success, in football, education and employment, after completing or being part of our Shadow Youth Team programme.

Full Stories

Join Burnley FC's Shadow Youth Team

Do you want to be a part of our Shadow Youth Team?

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