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Burnley FC in the Community Launch Girls’ Football Academy

2 February 2017

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!

Trials for the Girls’ Academy will be commencing in February & March 2017.

To find out more information please contact Burnley FC in the Community on 01282 704716 or email

You can also register your interest online at

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