Birlow Knights Academy

Telephone 07830 379 180

Summer School
Age Groups: U4 | U5 | U6 | U7 | U8 | U9 | U10 | U11 | U12 | U13 | U14

What do we do?

Birlow Knights Academy is here to provide all players who are ready to take the next step in their chosen field to be trained by professional coaches with the levels of qualifications and experience you can expect from academy coaches.  We are also in the process of securing the services of ex-professional player’s to coach for us so that they can pass on, not only their insight into the life of being a professional player, but also their own coaching expertise.

Our aim is to give players who are ‘almost at academy standard’ or have ‘been with an academy but been released’, the higher standard of training currently only available at Professional Clubs which they required to facilitate their development and gain them the chance they require to break into the professional game at academy level.  For any of you out there who have children who’ve been with an professional academy you’ll be aware of the different level of the training provided and the improvements made by the utilisation of their methods, this is why it is important for players to receive the level of training provided by Birlow Knights Academy if you wish for your child to progress further in their footballing careers.

In our view and that of recent studies, the English game has tended to ignore the ‘small player’, the ‘late developer’ or the kid who suffered an injury and was never checked up on again after he or she recovered, favouring the taller more physically advanced player.  If this had been the case on the Continent we would not have been graced with some of the worlds greatest footballing talents, I suppose the best example of this would have been Messi who was a very late developer. This issue needs to be addressed urgently or we will miss some of the nations greatest talents and Birlow Knights Academy have the coaches and the footballing contacts to facilitate this..

Our whole aim is to keep talented players receiving the exceptionally high quality training they need and to give them the oportunities ordinarilly not available once outside of the Pro-Academy set-up.  If you think that your child, or a child you know from the age of 5 – 16 would benefit from our coaching, please check out our use the ‘Contact us’ button on the website.

Where do we run our training?

We only use the best facilities throughout the North West.  All training will take place on astroturf/3g pitches or grass pitches, with indoor facilities used where available.  Our training venues include:-

  • Penwortham Priory Academy High School (Astroturf pitches 9 a-side x 3)
  • Bispham Junior Football Federation (Indoor 3g and outside grass pitches)
  • Fleetwood Rugby Club (Astroturf 9 a-side pitch)



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