The Gladiators Academy is now open for applications for next season’s intake, with an open football session being held in the forthcoming half term holidays for any interested young footballers.

We along with our partners the NPL Football Academy are looking for talented, committed and hardworking current Year 11 & Year 12’s who wish to join a semi-professional academy in the Evo-Stik League when you leave school in 2017 where you will study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 2 or 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play in the NPL Football Academy League and FA Youth Cup.

The Matlock Town ‘Education and Football Academy’ is an alternative to college and is ideal for any 16/17 year old who wants to gain a great education and develop as a footballer at the same time. Now in it’s second year, we have already seen success on and off the field with two students Lewis Brown and Ben Edgson making their first team debuts at just 17 years of age and goalkeeper Corey Bulheller gained a scholarship in America where he is currently combining studying and playing college soccer in Oklahoma.

There is an ‘OPEN FOOTBALL SESSION’ during the half term holidays on Tuesday 25th October, 11am – 1pm at Cavendish Road Playing Fields, Bent Lane, Matlock, DE4 3HL that anyone is welcome to attend by registering at

At the Matlock Town Academy you will study, train and play full time.

– Alternative to college
– BTEC in Sport Level 3 (equivalent to 2/3 A Levels)
– One/Two year programme
– Study in the classroom with your team mates
– Opportunities to gain experience at the football club

– Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches
– Train three/four times a week
– Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis
– Opportunities to train with the reserves and first team

– In the NPL Football Academy League
– Opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup
– Games played at Evo-Stik League stadiums
– Opportunities to progress to the first team
– Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against professional clubs

– Trips to St George’s Park
– All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch (
– Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA with our pathway partners Soccer Chance USA

Activate your ambition now and apply at

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