Bradford City Academy

Previously recognised as a very strong centre of excellence, run professionally, producing  an array of talented young players. Bradford City’s youth programme has evolved and developed over a number of years. With the introduction of the new Academy grading system Bradford City successfully reached the required standard to achieve category three academy status, at the first attempt in 2014.


We are known for our commitment to developing good young players.

We want our coaches to demand the best of themselves and the players they work with.

We want to keep attracting interest from Premier League Clubs for our Academy Players.

We will continue to increase our supply chain of talented players through to our 1st Team.

We aim to get a player into the international development squad within the 4 nations.

We want players to be attracted to our Academy by our success and reputation.


Our  Academy teams are encouraged


  1. To play positive attacking football
  2. To have a strong work ethic
  3. To be proud of our achievements



strongly believe in the development of the individual player and consider this more important than results at schoolboy level.

We recognize that the success of the Academy is a partnership between the player, parent and staff, with all parties playing an active role to support the player in achieving his goals.

We will endeavour to develop young players who will go on to be a credit to themselves, their families and Bradford City Academy.

We continue to strive to improve all elements of the Academy programme and demand that players registered in our programme do the same.

We will strive to provide all our players with a safe & friendly environment to learn, develop and enhance their ability.
Working in partnership with, and based at, Woodhouse Grove School, the Academy is continuing to evolve and build partnerships

To identify talent and develop the future generation.

We welcome you to our Academy and to Bradford City Football Club

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