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

We look for Brave, Competitive and Humble players, live 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 a Bradford City academy player

  1. Scouting (Become a Scout)
    Bradford City Academy has 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 at the academy training ground. We also run trials once a year at each of the development centres. 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.