Level 1 – The Academy

The Academy (U9s – U18s)

Welcome to Bradford City’s academy. A player can register with a professional academy from the ages of U9 to U18. For a player to be invited into the academy they will need to have been recommended by a scout or coach within the football club.

Pre-Academy (U8s)

The pre-academy session is an excellent environment for U8 elite boys to sample what they would experience if they choose to join the academy. This pre-academy experience will help them to decide if Bradford City is the right environment for their sons to develop.
(Parents can only register their sons in an academy from the 3rd Saturday in May of his U8s season)


Woodhouse Grove School, Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge, Bradford. BD10 0NR.

Training Times

Friday evenings 
U7s-U8s – 5.30pm-7pm


Our Woodhouse Grove Elite Development Centre sees our U7-U8s train on the full-size 4g pitches. With Woodhouse Grove being the home of our First Team and academy the facilities are excellent and well maintained and it’s a fantastic environment for young players to learn and develop looking to make the step up into the academy.




When turning into the school, take the lane between the grass pitches so the changing rooms are on your right. As you approach the floodlit Astroturf bend round to your left, ample car parking is available either directly in front of the school or in the car park to the right.


If you have any enquiries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contacts below:

Alan Nevison – alan.nevison@bradfordcityafc.com (Head Academy Recruitment)

Lee-ann Brewer – lee-ann.brewer@bradfordcityafc.com (Safeguarding officer and academy administrator)