Bury FC Academy Trials

Bury has a catagory three academy and has a successful history of promoting players to their first team but how do you get a trial with Bury FC Academy.

North West club Bury are a club with a lot of history, they hold the record for the biggest win in a FA Cup final and have a good reputation for giving academy players first team opportunities.

Current first team player Callum Styles was the first player born following the millennium to make an appearance in the Football League.

Most recently Jacob Bedeau (Aston Villa), Emeka Obi (Liverpool), Henri Ogunby (Man City), Connor Ronan & Jack Ruddy (Wolves), George Miller (Middlesbrough), Matty Foulds (Everton) and most recently Will Ferry (Southampton) have all moved to ‘bigger’ clubs from the Bury academy.

Before that the likes of Nathan Eccleston (Liverpool), Colin Kazim-Richards (Brighton), David Nugent (Preston) started their careers at Gigg Lane with the Kazim-Richards and Nugent going on to play at international level.

Added to this Bury have given a number of players from non-league a opportunity, Paddy Kenny and Michael Nelson are just two player who made a name for themselves with the Shakers before moving on.

How to Get a Trial with Bury Academy

Bury offer a six-week trial at their academy, this gives the club a chance to asses the player training and in games.

Using the Scout7 website along with network of around 30 scouts, Bury look all over the country for future stars.

Bury have a very good local scouting network but also welcome players interested in joining the club sending information direct to the club for them to view.

You should send a football CV along with a cover letter and fixtures of your current club in case they want to send a scout to see you live to paul.cunliffe@buryfc.co.uk

Don’t be surprised if you don’t get a replay, they get far too many emails to respond to every email but if they are interested they will contact you or send a scout to watch you.

About Bury FC Academy

Bury academy is rated as a category three academy who train at Manchester City’s old training ground in Carrington.

Until moving to the Carrington Training Centre in 2015, Bury used to train at Lower Gigg which is just a short work from the ground. Some youth games are still played there.

Bury offer an advanced football development and education program with a number of dedicated coaches at all age groups.

Using some of the most advanced technological equipment and training methods, Bury give its players every chance to succeed on their path to becoming a professional footballer and is a really good club to look at when starting your career.

Address: Carrington Moss, Carrington, Greater Manchester


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