Airbus UK Broughton FC Academy mainly selects players from the Clwyd Junior Football League, although players have come from the Chester Junior League and the Wrexham Youth League.
Young players enter the Academy through our Development Centre. The Development Centre runs on a monday night alongside all other Academy sessions and it is open to all children of primary school age. If you are a young player who would like to attend our Development Centre, please feel free to contact the Academy Director. All contact details can be found on the Coaches page of the site.
For season 2010/2011 the Academy will run teams in the Under 12, Under 13, Under 14, Under 15 and Under 16 age groups. Ideally we would like to have squads of 18 players, including 2 goalkeepers, per squad. Additionally the Academy can accomodate upto 3 trialists per squad.
Training usually takes place on a Monday night on the Astroturf at Buckley Sports Centre. Usual training times are shown below:
Age Group Training Time
TRAINING TIMES FOR 2010/2011 WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
Each session on the Astroturf will last for an hour (any additional sessions on grass at Airbus will last for 1 hour 30 mins). All sessions will be delivered by UEFA qualified, designated age group coaches. For more information on our coaches, please view the coaches section of the site.
A new addition to the Academy this year is the Under 19 squad. For this squad we have selelcted the best young Academy players and our aim is to assist them, as they try to make the transition to senior football through the reserves. From season 2010/2011 the Under 19 will take part in the Welsh National League Colts Division. For more information on this league, please visit www.wnl.org.uk
The Under 19 train on Monday nights and Thursday nights and the thursday sessions last for 90 minutes and all sessions are delivered by UEFA B licence coaches. The best players from the U19 squad are selected to join the best young players from the Reserves and First Team, to compete in the FAW Welsh Youth Cup.
Upon attaining the age of 19 a decision is made whether to release or retain the player for progression to the first team.