Your chance to join the Shaymen’s next generation

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FC Halifax Town’s youth team will host an open evening and trial at Trinity Academy next week.

Successful players will be given a two-year scholarship with the Shaymen and will combine a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport with full time professional football training.

Players will also have the opportunity to compete in the Football Conference Youth League and Cup Competitions alongside the prestigious FA Youth Cup.

The open evening takes place on Wednesday, April 30 and will include a presentation of the football and academic aspect of the programme as well as trial matches on the 3G pitch.

Successful players will be invited to additional training sessions and interview.

Steve Nichol, Head of Community, Junior and Youth Development at FC Halifax Town said: “We are looking to recruit talented and locally based players in the current under 16/17s age group (current school year 11 and 12) who can travel into the club each day for the training and education.

“This is a full time education and football programme, it is a unique two year course where we aim to create the best possible environment for players to excel in the classroom as well as on the pitch and make strides towards our first team, professional football or university (this is a fully recognised qualification for UCAS applications).

“This could be a great opportunity for those players who have been released by a professional club but still have an aspiration to progress their football career, or maybe ‘the unpolished diamond’ that has slipped through the net and need the right environment to develop their ability.”

For further information contact Steve Nichol at