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Player Development Academy trials open

26 June 2018

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WE are looking for talented young footballers to take part in trials to join The Albion Foundation’s Player Development Academy, which has a proven pathway to elite football.

Trials in Bromsgrove will take place on Monday, July 30. Book a place on a trial by clicking on the age group you wish to register for; under 8s, under 9s, under 10s, under 11s.

The Black Country trials will take place on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23. Book a place on a trial by clicking on the age group you wish to register for; under 8s, under 9s, under 10s and under 11s.

Worcester trials will be held on Thursday, August 2 and Thursday, August 9. Book on to trials for the 2nd; under 8s, under 9s, under 10s, under 11s. Book on to trials for the 9th; under 8s, under 9s, under 10s, under 11s.

The Academies are designed to progress players and identify young talent that have the potential to reach West Bromwich Albion's Talent ID programme or Academy.

After the trials, players will either be selected for the Player Development Academy or one of the Player Development Centres, with both providing a pathway to elite football.

Dan Bryson, a Football Development Officer at the Foundation, says that the sessions offer an exciting chance for young footballers to progress.

"It's probably as close to an academy session as you are going to get outside of the academy," he said.

"It's something that we directly link in with West Bromwich Albion Academy as well.

"It's an excellent opportunity for the boys to progress and we firmly believe it's a step in the right direction to bridge the gap between grassroots football and the elite football."

Player Development Academies are not only a great way to break into elite football, but also offer a plethora of opportunities and life skills that can enthuse young players, such as Nathan Muchechemera, who has loved his time with the Foundation.

"It feels like a dream," he said.

"It's something that I thought would never happen.

"To be here, being able to train with West Brom, it feels amazing.

"I feel very fun and comfortable because it feels like I'm in my world of football."

For more information on the Foundation's Player Development Academies, please contact daniel.bryson@albionfoundation.co.uk.


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