11th March 2017

Rotherham based North of England Football Academy have agreed a partnership with Conference North side Gainsborough Trinity and will represent them next season.

Academy Director Spencer Fearn stated “this is an excellent link up with an established semi-professional club that are only two divisions from the football league. I have worked with them the past two seasons and they are a club that is extremely well run and have a solid foundation for young players to progress. We have some very good players within our group and are looking to increase this over the summer so that talented young players can have a platform to gain an education via LifeSkills as well as developing as footballers.

During their first year the NEFA Academy have played games against the Rotherham United Youth Team and a Manchester City Development side at the City training complex as well as competing in the Conference Youth Alliance against teams from Peterborough United, Mansfield Town and many established non – league clubs. The scholars train at the £7m Hallam Sports Complex on Bawtry Road during the afternoon’s and play games on Wednesday’s.

The scholars also have the opportunity to follow courses in Sport, Motor Vehicle, Construction and Customer Service alongside their football education at Ofsted graded ‘Good’ Learning Provider LifeSkills that are based in the centre of Rotherham, a short walk from the bus and train station.

NEFA are holding trials on 1st, 8th and 15th April at the Hallam Sports Park for young people that are currently Year 11 or Year 12 students. To register your interest please e-mail stating your full name, address, date of birth, preferred position and predicted or actual GCSE results.