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Pre-Academy Trials

22 July 2016

Opportunity For Under-7s and Under-8s

Blackpool FC is holding an open trial evening on Friday 12 August from 6pm to 8pm for Under-7 and Under-8 boys to join the club's Pre-Academy Development squads.

The Pre-Academy will meet one evening per week during the season and provides free coaching sessions from qualified coaches. The Pre-Academy exists to develop players to achieve the required standard to join the full Academy system at Under-9 level.
The opportunity is open to boys in these school age ranges:

Under-7 - Year 2 at school and those in Year 1 after their 6th birthday. Must be under-7 prior to 31 August 2016.
Under-8 - Year 3 at school and those in Year 2 after their 7th birthday. Must be under-8 prior to 31 August 2016

The trial evening will take place at the Pre-Academy Development Centre at Lytham YMCA, Mythop Road, Lytham, FY8 4HB.

If you would like your boy to attend, please register by

All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their registration via email.

All applicants will be informed by email after the trials whether they have been chosen for the Pre-Academy or not. Boys chosen for Pre-Academy can still play for their local grassroots club.

Those boys not selected will be entered onto our database and monitored over the season by our recruitment team watching local grassroots matches.

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