Our growing academy structure is entering its third season with a new emphasis on playing ‘tougher’ opposition.
This season the academy will be competing against the likes of Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield United and Rochdale.
The change has been brought about having formed links to EFL academies and National League teams to allow an extensive games programme for our u10, u11, 12s.
FC Halifax Town Academy coaches have spent the last five months looking at local players from grassroots clubs offering training sessions and organised footballing events.
The focus of the academy is on recruiting, developing and producing local players who have the ability to take a lead within our youth team structure.
Community & Academy Development Coordinator, Nick Walker commented:
“With the ever-increasing standard of football, we’re working harder to bridge the gap between juniors, youth team and the first team.
“Last season, our fixtures were very much on an adhoc basis and now they are more structured against tougher opposition, which will properly challenge our junior players
“Because of our location, we’re competing with many established academies, but our focus remains the same in developing young players
“A recent example is a u13s player who really embraced the work that we were doing in our community sessions and secured a place in an EFL academy.”
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