Blackburn Rovers have a category one academy and has a successful history of promoting players to their first team but how do you get a trial with Blackburn Rovers Academy.
The Blackburn academy has the motto “Arte Labore” and is the focal point of everything they do and stand for. Translated into English it means skill and labour.
A number of top players have started their career with Blackburn with Damien Duff, Phil Jones, Damien Johnson, James Beattie, Jonathan Walters and David Dunn all playing football at international level.
How to Get a Trial with Blackburn Rovers Academy
Blackburn are always looking for their next academy star who can work their way through the youth system and become a first team star.
Category one clubs like Blackburn are not restricted to the 90 minute travel restrictions for players 12-years-old and above, this is because the FA feel that the best prospects should have a chance to play at the best academies regardless of where they are born.
Blackburn also have a number of host families to help house academy players from all over the world so they can live in a safe family environment.
They have a large scouting network with scouts watching games and tournaments all over the country, this is main way they recruit youth players.
You can also apply for a trial by sending a football CV along with a cover letter and fixtures of your current club in case and they will asses your CV and decide if they want to send a scout to see you play.
Blackburn ask that you do not send video’s or contact them on social media and only send via post marked for The Academy Recruitment.
Don’t be surprised if you don’t get a replay, they get far too many emails to respond to every letter but if they are interested they will contact you or send a scout to watch you.
Summer schools are another way to get yourself in front of academy scouts and coaches.
About Blackburn Rovers Academy
The Blackburn training centre also has capacity for 1,000 supporters.
Using some of the most advanced technological equipment and training methods, Arsenal give its players every chance to succeed on their path to becoming a professional footballer.
Address: Blackburn Rovers Academy, Brockhall Village, Old Langho, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB6 8BA