“We are very proud to be leading the way again with the backing of the FA and the expertise of Eliteform in managing the programme. There are many academies and numerous youth leagues but the NPL Football Academy is the first to combine both at this level.

The NPL Football Academy, we feel, will create a pool of player talent for clubs to draw upon and benefit from directly, as well as offering young people a fantastic pathway into the sporting industry through the qualifications and the real experience our clubs will be delivering.

Not every student will go on to have a career as a player and together with greater community engagement for the clubs, they’ll also be playing a vital role in introducing the next generation of administrators and volunteers into sport and we hope, non-league football and in particular the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League”

Mark Harris
Evo-Stik NPL Chairman