EVERY player/student is guaranteed a place within one our squads. The games programme is structured to provide different playing opportunities pitched at different levels for different standards of ability or even based around the player/students motivation for enrolling onto the programme.
The Shadow Squad (Lancashire FA Floodlit League): This squad is for the more talented players on programme with the intention to try and feed player pathways at professional and semi-professional football. These pathways are managed by our Head of Football and assessed on a case by case basis based on the INDIVIDUAL student/player.
Every student even those without previous Academy experience can also be selected for The Shadow Squad each season based on their ability, and attitude in training. Competing in the LFA Floodlight League (against North West semi pro clubs).
This squad play on Wednesdays 7.30pm kick off under floodlights.
Development Squads (English Colleges League): The programme operates several Development Squads competing in the English Colleges Leagues at different categories. So if you are a talented footballer looking to push for The Shadow Squad or just love to combine your studies with the enjoyment of representing The Football College and enjoying your football there is a development squad for you.
These squads play on Wednesday 2pm kick off.