23 Jul 2021 : ESPFA Academy Trials
Academy Pre-season Trials
With pre-season underway for our first team, the Academy is set to follow suit in August.
Runcorn Linnets FC are partners with the Education and Semi-Professional Football Academy
(ESPFA) who provide education and football study programmes at non-league clubs across the UK for 16-18 year olds as an alternative to traditional college education.
Together with Witton Albion FC, the programme forms part of ESPFA Cheshire, one of 12 regions in the national programme.
Based at the football club, students joining the full-time programme will study for a BTEC in Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma, train three times a week with UEFA qualified coaches and represent Runcorn Linnets FC in the ESPFA league and cup competitions with all games being filmed and taking place at the main stadia of all clubs involved.
Students also have the opportunity to experience the world of sport with coaching, teaching, photography, filming, media editing, business, hospitality, journalism, physiotherapy and podcasting with the football club and the ESPFA.
There are a number of pathways available on the football side with 63 ESPFA students having made their first team debut since 2014 and over 200 ESPFA students graduating to higher education such as university, us scholarship and the programme's own bespoke degree course.
There are a LIMITED number of places left for school leavers (Year 11) or first year college students who have just finished (Year 12) and a number of trials are taking place over pre-season ready for the September 2021 start.
Wednesday 4th August | 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 11th August | 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 18th August | 10am - 12pm
Wednesday 25th August | 10am - 12pm
at Runcorn Linnets FC, Linnets Stadium, Runcorn, WA7 6GJ
Interested applicants should register their details at ESPFA Register
and attend one of the sessions listed.
Below are a number of information videos on what the ESPFA programme is about.
ESPFA Awards Show 2021
ESPFA Pre-season 2021
STUDY at the ESPFA
TRAIN at the ESPFA
PLAY at the ESPFA
MEDIA EXPERIENCE at the ESPFA
For more information on the ESPFA programme, please follow the following links:
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12 Oct : A Message of Thanks From the Bettley Family
07 Oct : Chairman's Update - Week 37
30 Sep : James Eastup Steps Down
30 Sep : Linnets mourn 1970s star Tony Murphy
30 Sep : Chairman's Update - Week 36
23 Sep : Chairman's Update - Week 35
23 Sep : Funeral of Joan Bettley
18 Sep : In Memory of Joan Bettley
16 Sep : Chairman's Update - Week 34
14 Sep : This Week at the APEC Taxis Stadium
09 Sep : Chairman's Update - Week 33
02 Sep : Chairman's Update - Week 32
26 Aug : Chairman's Update - Week 31
19 Aug : Chairman's Update - Week 30
15 Aug : Welcome to APEC Taxis Stadium
12 Aug : Chairman's Update - Week 29
11 Aug : New Shirt Sponsorship Agreed With CSS
05 Aug : Chairman's Update - Week 28
04 Aug : End of an era as Millbank main sponsorship ceases
29 Jul : Chairman's Update - Week 27
23 Jul : ESPFA Academy Trials
22 Jul : Chairman's Update - Week 26
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