Our Elite Development Squads are open to those aged 16-18, and combines playing football in college leagues with studying for a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport.

Currently, there are EDS based in Rochdale, Manchester, Burscough and Birmingham.

There are many pathways available from the EDS program into further education including University, a career in sport, employment and full-time/semi-professional football.

Careers include sports science, sports physio, sports analysis, refereeing, personal training, teaching and much more.

Trials are held periodically to join the EDS – keep an eye on this website for upcoming trial dates.