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Burscough FC set to host open evenings for youngsters aged 16-18

New Academy programme set to give an insight to different football related careers


Football open evenings, hosted by Burscough FC

Burscough FC will be hosting two ‘Open Evenings’ for anyone who is interested in joining The Linnets new Academy programme for 16-18 year olds.

Starting in September 2014, Burscough FC are setting up a very exciting new venture with the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League looking to give aspiring footballers the chance to take the first step on the ladder in the world of football. The aim is to give the academy team a robust educational package comprising a Level three BTEC in Sport which ultimately could give them a gateway into university or further education in some capacity.

The concept is that the boys would enjoy a fantastic footballing experience of training and learning the day to day reality of football at the club, whilst competing in prestigious competitions like the FA Youth Cup and the Evo-Stik Northern Premier Academy League.

On the back of the football aspect, the educational package leads them through a variety of BTEC units and work experience options that would open many doors for them in the future into careers such as a coach, physiotherapist, nutritionists, referee, masseur, teacher, administrator, among others.

The programme has received the backing from leading football figures such as Paul Scholes and Joe Royle and the league has been sanctioned by the Football Associated with the programme being accredited by Edexcel.

Recruitment for places at each club is going very well with training sessions and trials taking place frequently at all clubs to fill the 20 places available.

The ‘Open Evenings’ will take place on Friday, August 15 and Monday, September 8 at Victoria Park, Burscough where players, parents, guardians, family members, teachers, managers and coaches are invited to come along to learn more about the programme.

You can register your interest by contacting Martin Gilchrist via email at or telephone: 01704 545515.

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