Recruitment

Bradford City Academy are always looking to ‘identify talent and develop the future generation’, giving local players the chance to succeed

We look for players who are Brave, Competitive and Humble, living the values of the academy and football club. At the academy there has been significant developments in the recruitment process in recent years, as Bradford City continues to recruit young players with great potential. We look to recruit players into the club from the ages of U6 to U18. A player can register with the academy from the age of U9s and then continue to progress until he reaches the 1st team squad.

There are 3 main routes to becoming Bradford City academy player

  1. Scouting 
    Bradford City Academy have a network of scouts covering the surrounding areas, they are always on the lookout for talented young footballers who have the determination and drive to become great footballers.
  1. Trials
    At Bradford City we are always looking for young players who have the potential to become great football players, we hold open trials twice a year, in May and October. Details regarding trials are posted on the website a month before they are due to take place.
  1. Recommend a player
    At Bradford City Academy, we also welcome players being recommended.