SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN FC TRIALS
Sutton Coldfield Town are hosting trials for young players hoping to win a place at their new Football Foundation.
The Evo-Stik NPL First Division South side have teamed up with Birmingham Metropolitan College to help youngsters break into both the Non-League and professional games.
The Royals say students will study on full time B-Tec sports courses. Players selected for the Foundation will have a timetable which mirrors that of Academies at professional clubs, with their academic studies timetabled around training.
Royals spokesman Neill Murrall said: "We are very pleased to announce the launch of the Foundation and we are delighted to be working in conjunction with the College in this way.
"This is a very exciting development for the club with great prospects on offer for players who'll have a clear progression path to our senior team and Non-League football while they continue their education with the college."
Lee Chapman, Curriculum Manager of Sport at Birmingham Met College, said: "This is a great opportunity for young players who are leaving school or a professional club to pursue a career in football."
The team will play in the British Colleges Football League as well as mid-week cups.
Foundation trials will be held at periods through out the year at Sutton Coldfield Town's ground, make contact below for latest dates
All players should bring appropriate kit for training, including shin pads and moulded boots for a 3G surface.