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Would you like to play football while studying?

19 January 2017

The Shadow Youth Team is Burnley FC in the Community’s elite training programme offering talented players a fantastic opportunity to advance their skills on the field while also supporting their future career development.

Open to those aged 16-18, the programme gives players the chance to combine academic studies with practical, professional football experience.

Alongside dedicated training, players will complete a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Performance or Business qualification and gain full interaction with Burnley FC Under 18’s, Under 23’s and the first team.

Dates for the diary!

Shadow Youth Team Open Day 
• Saturday, 4th February, 2 – 4pm – UCFB, Jimmy McIlroy stand, Turf Moor
Burnley FC in the Community and Nelson & Colne College are holding an Open Day for the Burnley FC Shadow Youth Team.
Taking place at UCFB, our innovative education hub, it is the perfect opportunity to find out more about the scheme and meet coaching staff.
There will also be the chance to take an exclusive tour of the UCFB facilities and the stadium to really get a feel for the club!  
If you would like further information or to register for the Open Day, please contact the UCFB Burnley reception on 01282 704716 or email

Shadow Youth Team Trials 
• Wednesday, 15th February, 12 – 3pm – Nelson & Colne College
• Monday, 20th March, 6 – 8pm – Nelson & Colne College
• Wednesday, 31st May, 12 – 3pm – Burnley FC’s Barnfield Training Centre
• Monday, 10th July, 5 – 7:30pm – Burnley FC’s Barnfield Training Centre 
Following the Open Day, we are also holding a number of free trials for the team. Whether you are interested in a career in the sports industry or keen to progress into further education the Shadow Youth Team could be your ticket to success!  

If you would like to register your interest for the Shadow Youth Team trials, please click the link here: 

Or, if you would like further information, please contact Nathan Mottram by email or phone on 01282 704716.

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