West Bromwich Albion F.C. passionately believes that the Premier League players of tomorrow are playing grassroots football today. In fact, grassroots football has always been the lifeblood of our national game. However, our experience tells us that taking the step from a grassroots environment into academy football can often be a difficult and daunting one for young players.
Our player development programmes are designed to provide a stepping stone between grassroots and academy football. We pride ourselves on providing the most innovative and effective player development programmes in the country, with players taking part receiving expert coaching and multi-disciplinary guidance in order to prepare them as fully as possible for the prospect of a trial at our EPPP Category 1 academy.
We also give players time to get used to their surroundings, not pressuring them to perform in a matter of weeks as is the norm at professional clubs in this country. Most importantly of all, our sole aim is to find and develop players with the potential to play for our first team in the Premier League. We invest a huge amount of money in our player development programmes in order to ensure that they are all completely FREE OF CHARGE! To Train.
We have no interest in making money - we simply want young players to have the opportunity to live out their footballing dreams!
Finally, all sessions take place at St Peter's High School in Gloucester. These session are overseen by a full time member of academy staff. We make sure every player is given the best possible chance to be successful. Start your journey with us, you will never know until you try.