Matlock Town Football Club are holding a taster session for school leavers in the area who are interested in joining our 2016/17 Academy squad in the forthcoming February half term holidays.

The session will take place on Tuesday 16th February at Cavendish Playing Fields, Matlock, DE4 3HL (Grass pitch) from 10am – 11:30am.

Matlock Town Academy with our partners the NPL Football Academy (the official football academy programme of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and the only one that is sanctioned by the FA in the United Kingdom) is a full time education and football programme for those who wish to take an alternative route into further education.

Students will study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 2 or 3) at the football club, train three/four days a week with an UEFA qualified coach and play for Matlock Town in the NPL Youth League and FA Youth Cup with all games taking place at the main Evo-Stik League stadiums.

The Gladiators Academy has been a major success since forming in 2015 with the team competing for the NPL Youth League title in our inaugural year and several students have progressed to the reserves with Piper Macneil and Lewis Brown signing first team forms.

With genuine pathways to the first team at Matlock Town and also opportunities to study, play and coach in America with our pathway partners Soccer Chance USA, this is a fantastic opportunity for any hard working, committed and talented young footballer in the area.

If you are in year 11 at the moment and want to join a semi-professional academy when you leave school this year then activate your ambition and register your details at

For more details and to keep up to date with how Matlock Town Academy are progressing this year, please visit, or

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