Elite Development Squad (16-19)

A full time football scholarship to coincide with education of the highest standard


National Football Youth League 



Under 19's play in the Premier Division

Under 18's play in the North West Championship







What We Offer

The Best Coaching

Work with a range of UEFA A and B licence coaches with more than 50 years of coaching experience. Daily sessions and one-to-ones available all year round. With at least eight hours of football a week, there is always opportunity to develop and continue your football journey.

Multi-Million Pound Gym Facilities

With daily scheduled sessions and free access outside of this, there is always chance to further develop in the gym. We offer full access to all of the equipment you will need as a player to improve.

Weekly Games Programme

Play twice a week, all season long, in two of the most competitive leagues in the north. The North West Youth Alliance sees the likes of Curzon Ashton and Chester. Whilst on a Wednesday, the National Football Youth League hosts Burnley, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Video Analysis and Progession

Learn off the pitch with our football analysis software and games videod each week. This means players can watch and be aware of their strengths and how to work on their weaknesses.

What Next?

Our Team

Brett Issitt

EDS Academy Manager

Stefanie Todd

Head of Education/Sports Rehabilitator

Lee Wilshaw

EDS Coach/Tutor

Jack Pritchard

EDS Coach/Tutor

Peter Boyle

EDS Coach/Tutor

Liam Hopkins

Tutor/Mental Performance Practitioner

Karly Bland

Sports Therapist

Chris Shaw

Goalkeeping Coach

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