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Youth Team and Academy

Join The Rochdale AFC Shadow Squad

15 August 2019

The Rochdale AFC Shadow Squad is currently recruiting players moving into Under-15 and Under-16 age groups for the 2019/20 season.

The Shadow Squad mirrors the coaching syllabus and practices used within the Academy.

There is also the opportunity to go on trial with the Academy if the player impresses, whilst there is a post-16 pathway into the Elite Development Squad. Players can also continue to play with their grass roots teams if they wish.

If you’re local to the Rochdale/Heywood area and want to pursue a future in football, then this is a perfect opportunity for you!

The sessions take place on Friday evenings between 5pm-6pm at Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood, OL10 4TW, with a match on the last Friday of every month.

Interested? Contact Elite Academy Coach Craig Chappell at

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