Elite Trials 2017

The Albion Foundation is uniquely recognised for the quality delivery of sport and education

West Bromwich Albion Shadow Elite Squad Trial

West Bromwich Albion Shadow Elite Squad, is a brand new programme that offers a pathway into a football career if you haven’t yet been offered a professional Academy Scholarship.

All training sessions and match days will be held at West Bromwich Albion Academy Training Ground and the team will go on to compete in the Under 19 National Football Youth League, against other clubs such as Sunderland, Liverpool, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Birmingham City.

The academic element of the programme will be delivered by Sandwell College lecturers at both West Bromwich Albion and Sandwell College facilities as players will study to achieve a BTEC Level 2/3 in Sport.

To Trial for the Elite Shadow Squad, you must follow and qualify for the below;

·         4 GCSE (at grade A-C or equivalent)

·         Pass practical assessment

If you do not have 4 GCSE’s then we may be able to offer you a place at the Elite with further education implemented into the programme.

The Details of the Trial;


Venue: WBA Academy Dome, Halfords Lane, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LG.  


Other:   bring with you appropriate playing kit, shin pads and moulded football boots as well as any drinks required.


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