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Belper Town Academy

Belper Town Academy with our partners the NPL Football Academy (the official football academy programme of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League and the only one that is sanctioned by the FA in the United Kingdom) is a full time education and football programme for those who wish to take an alternative route into further education.

Students will study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 2 or 3) at the football club, train three/four days a week with an UEFA qualified coach at Belper Leisure Centre and play for Belper Town in the NPL Youth League and FA Youth Cup with all games taking place at the main Evo-Stik League stadiums.

The Nailers Academy has been a major success since forming in 2015 with the team competing for the NPL Youth League title in our inaugural year and in August 2015, 16 year old Scott Taylor became the first Academy graduate when he made his first team debut.

With genuine pathways to the first team at Belper Town and also opportunities to study, play and coach in America with our pathway partners Soccer Chance USA, this is a fantastic opportunity for any hard working, committed and talented young footballer in the area.

If you are in year 11 or 12 at the moment and want to join a semi-professional academy when you leave school this year then activate your ambition and register your details at

For more details and to keep up to date with how Belper Town Academy are progressing this year, please visit , or


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