A TRIAL is set to be held tomorrow for an innovative new football academy for talented teenagers.
Hartlepool United recently announced the formation of a new Elite Development Academy which will give boys and girls the chance to work towards their footballing dreams.
The new scheme will see 16 to 18-year-olds given the opportunity to continue with their education at Dyke House Sports & Technology College, in Mapleton Road, while also gaining access to professional football training at the club.
The trial for both boys and girls will take place tomorrow, Thursday, July 3, at Dyke House from 4pm onwards.
The launch event was held at Pools’ Victoria Park ground and also attended by manager Colin Cooper and Andrew Jordon, executive principal at Dyke House.
The course is open to boys and girls, with 20 places available for both genders.
Academy bosses say the minimum entry requirements are five A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and maths.
Once successfully enrolled, students will work towards a wide variety of A Levels and a BTEC in sport science, alongside being part of the Hartlepool United Elite Development Academy. For details contact head of college Andrew Murphy at Dyke House via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07834580532.