Are you or do know anyone who is currently in Year 11/Year 12?

How would you like to #Study, #Train and #Play full time when you leave school or switch from college?

Matlock Town FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers who wish to join a semi-professional academy in the Evo-Stik League, 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.

Trials are held at various points throughout the year and you can register your interest now at

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

STUDY: – Alternative to college – BTEC in Sport 3 (equivalent to 2/3 A Levels) – Two year programme – Study in the classroom with your team mates – Pathways to UK university, scholarships in the US and our own degree course – View the Study promotional video (

TRAIN: – 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 – View the train promotional video (

PLAY: – 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 reserves and first team – Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against professional clubs ( – View the play promotional video (

EXTRAS: – All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch ( – Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students ( – Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA by gaining a scholarship – Progress onto our three-year university degree course (

Activate your ambition now and apply at

The Gladiators Academy since forming in September 2015 has had fantastic success both in the classroom and on the pitch. Several students have progressed to higher education such as university or gained a scholarship in the US.

On the pitch as of August 2018, seven students have graduated to play for the first team whilst the reserve team is made up each year with a majority of academy students.

With genuine pathways to the first team at Matlock Town and on to higher education, this is a fantastic opportunity for any hard working, committed and talented young footballer in the area.

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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