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Welcome to the homepage of BTAFC Academy! (NPLFA)

Are you or do know anyone who is currently in Year 10, 11 and 12?

How would you like to #Study, #Train and #Play full time when you leave school or switch from college?
Brighouse Town FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers who wish to join a
semi-professional academy in the Northern Premier League (NPL) where you will study for a BTEC in Sport
qualification (Level 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play your games at NPL grounds where
all games are filmed.

The Brighouse Town ‘Education and Football Academy’ is part of the NPL Football Academy and is an
alternative to college and is ideal for any 16-19 year olds who wants to gain a great education and develop as a
footballer at the same time.

The NPL Football Academy is one of three leagues at step seven of the pyramid system that is a league wide
education and football programme which also consists of the Southern League (theslfa.co.uk) and the Isthmian
League (theilfa.co.uk). Together, they are part of the ESPFA (English Semi-Professional Football Academy) the
overarching organisation of this unique concept.

Trials are held at various points throughout the year and you can register your interest now at
nplfa.co.uk/register

At the Brighouse Town FC Academy you will study, train and play full time.

STUDY:
– Alternative to college
– BTEC in Sport 3 (Diploma & Extended Diploma equivalent to 2/3 A Levels)
– Two year programme
– Study in the classroom with your team mates
– Pathways to UK university, scholarships in the US and our own ESPFA degree course
(http://nplfa.co.uk/degree/)

TRAIN:
– Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches
– Train three/four times a week
– Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis
– Opportunities to train with the reserves/development squad and first team

PLAY:
– In the NPL Football Academy League and Cup
– Opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup
– Games played at Northern Premier League stadiums
– Opportunities to progress to the reserves/development squad and first team (nplfa.co.uk/footballgraduates)
– Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against
professional clubs (https://youtu.be/QYGXZSC38tw)

EXTRAS:
– All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners
FilmMyMatch (youtube.com/ESPFA)
– Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (youtube.com/ESPFA)
Activate your ambition now and apply at nplfa.co.uk/register
For more information on the NPL Football Academy at Brighouse Town FC, please visit
www.nplfa.co.uk/brighouse-town

For more details and to keep up to date with how Brighouse Town FC Academy are progressing this year,
please visit the following sites.
- nplfa.co.uk
- facebook.com/NPLFootballAcademy
- twitter.com/NPLFA
- instagram.com/NPLFA
- youtube.com/ESPFA

BTAFC Academy
BTAFC Academy
BTAFC Academy

About the team

Are you or do know anyone who is currently in Year 10, 11 and 12?

How would you like to #Study, #Train and #Play full time when you leave school or switch from college?
Brighouse Town FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers who wish to join a
semi-professional academy in the Northern Premier League (NPL) where you will study for a BTEC in Sport
qualification (Level 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play your games at NPL grounds where
all games are filmed.

The Brighouse Town ‘Education and Football Academy’ is part of the NPL Football Academy and is an
alternative to college and is ideal for any 16-19 year olds who wants to gain a great education and develop as a
footballer at the same time.

The NPL Football Academy is one of three leagues at step seven of the pyramid system that is a league wide
education and football programme which also consists of the Southern League (theslfa.co.uk) and the Isthmian
League (theilfa.co.uk). Together, they are part of the ESPFA (English Semi-Professional Football Academy) the
overarching organisation of this unique concept.

Trials are held at various points throughout the year and you can register your interest now at
nplfa.co.uk/register

At the Brighouse Town FC Academy you will study, train and play full time.

STUDY:
– Alternative to college
– BTEC in Sport 3 (Diploma & Extended Diploma equivalent to 2/3 A Levels)
– Two year programme
– Study in the classroom with your team mates
– Pathways to UK university, scholarships in the US and our own ESPFA degree course
(http://nplfa.co.uk/degree/)

TRAIN:
– Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches
– Train three/four times a week
– Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis
– Opportunities to train with the reserves/development squad and first team

PLAY:
– In the NPL Football Academy League and Cup
– Opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup
– Games played at Northern Premier League stadiums
– Opportunities to progress to the reserves/development squad and first team (nplfa.co.uk/footballgraduates)
– Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against
professional clubs (https://youtu.be/QYGXZSC38tw)

EXTRAS:
– All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners
FilmMyMatch (youtube.com/ESPFA)
– Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (youtube.com/ESPFA)
Activate your ambition now and apply at nplfa.co.uk/register
For more information on the NPL Football Academy at Brighouse Town FC, please visit
www.nplfa.co.uk/brighouse-town

For more details and to keep up to date with how Brighouse Town FC Academy are progressing this year,
please visit the following sites.
- nplfa.co.uk
- facebook.com/NPLFootballAcademy
- twitter.com/NPLFA
- instagram.com/NPLFA
- youtube.com/ESPFA

Contact
Officials
Si Ward
BTAFC Academy Manager
Si Ward
Trent Coulter
BTAFC Academy Assistant Coach
Trent Coulter
Barry Thomas
BTAFC Academy Assistant Head Coach
Barry Thomas
Catherine Pringle
BTAFC Academy Physiotherapist
Catherine Pringle

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