Ilkley Development Centre

Admission to centre is by invitation only.

Welcome to Bradford City’s Ilkley Development Centre which is a new centre that opened January 2018 and will become an integral part of the football clubs youth development and recruitment strategy.

What does joining a Bradford City Development centre offer to your child?

  1. Opportunity. An opportunity for your child to develop as a footballer and as an individual, so they can earn a career in sport with us.
  2. Challenge. In training we will challenge them to work hard to make the team and  reach their potential
  3. Games. A games programme against other Development centres and bi annually against the academy team, in games and festivals.
  4. Feedback. Provide progress reports bi annually on your child’s development
  5. Excitement. Give your child the opportunity to attend our first team games at Valley Parade and to be part of the Bradford City Football Club FAMILY

The Bradford City Academy development centres work to a well-structured syllabus and look to improve players in numerous areas. We place a big emphasis on movement, decision making, commitment to learn and a desire to be the best you can.

Training Times

 U7                  Tuesday  5.30-7pm                   11v11 4G pitch

U8s                Tuesday  5.30-7pm                   11v11 4G pitch

 U9                 Tuesday  5.30-7pm                   11v11 4G pitch


Ben Rhydding Sports Club,  Coutances Way, Ilkley, LS29 8AW


New 11v11 4G floodlit pitch.


Per Session – £6.50


There are strict requirements in place around appropriate footwear on our 3G/4G pitches.  Players must wear moulded-stud boots.  A guide to the correct footwear is shown below.   

This is a matter of safety as well as preserving the playing surface.  Flat-soled trainers, dimpled trainers or bladed boots are not suitable.

Ample parking is available at Ben Rhydding Sports Club on arrival.

Tuck Shop

 Tea, coffee and snacks are available from the registration desk.


 Please note that the Ilkley Centre is invitation only, if you have any enquires please get in touch on the number below:

Pete Nicholson 07525 454933