Accrington Stanley Academy, through its expanding Scouting Network, is always on the lookout for talented young players who have the technical ability to play at Academy level.

Players from Under 12 and above, upto and including U16, should be playing regularly for school, ‘Town Team’ and preferably at County level and those at Under 9 through to Under 12 will be playing regular local league football.

The Football in the Community programme at Accrington Stanley FC operate a number of football skill programmes and identify players below the under 9 age group.

If you consider a player is capable of attaining the required standards of academy football you should e-mail the following details to and the trial request will be considered in order that we can ensure the player is observed in games before inviting him to the Academy.

Full Name, Address, Date of Birth, Preferred Playing Position, Experience (teams played/playing for), Previous Centre of Excellence/Academy experience, telephone contact details (home/mobile) and most importantly Games he will play in, dates, venue and kick-off time. e-mail –

Please note: The Club (including the Director of Youth and all Youth Department staff) will not enter into correspondence about trials, including e-mails and text messages and only the procedure outlined above will be accepted.