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Youth Team and Academy

EDS Hosting Open Days This October

15 October 2020

Are you a current Year 11 planning for you future in these unprecedented times?

Are you looking for an education and football pathway to develop skill sets for life?

Our Elite Development Squad (EDS) could be the perfect option for you!

We are holding open days this October, which will give a fantastic insight into what it is like to play for our EDS whilst also receiving full-time education.

You will be coached by full-time UEFA A and B licensed Academy staff and play in national leagues against other professional football clubs.

You will also study for Level 2, Level 3 and Level 3 extended courses which are delivered by highly qualified staff within a college promoting an outstanding OFSTED report.

Future pathways include paid football at professional and semi-professional levels, University degrees and international placements for football and education.

Graduates include five professional players, over 75 non-league players, university graduates in a variety of subjects, American and Australian scholarships and job pathways, making us the most successful EDS programme in the North West.


We are hosting open days at two of our venues:

Tuesday 27th October, 1pm-4pm, Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood, OL10 4TW;

Wednesday 28th October, 1pm-4pm, Hyde United, Ewen Fields, Walker Lane, SK14 5PL.

If you would like to attend and be part of this amazing programme, or have any further questions, please send your details to

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