Lancaster City have linked up with Lancaster University as they sign up for the newly formed Evo-Stik Northern Premier League (NPL) Academy.
From the 2015-2016 academic year, 16 to 18-year-olds will be able to study for a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) qualification, up to university entry, Level 3 National Diploma, and play football in the competitive newly-formed league.
The club and the university will be running an awareness campaign in local youth leagues and colleges in the coming weeks with a view to having the first trials as soon as possible.
During the two-year course enrolled students will also be able to obtain their Level 1 and 2 coaching badges.
Manchester College will provide the tutors and Lancaster City the football coaching from UEFA ‘B’ qualified coaches.
The Evo-Stik NPL have set up a new FA-sanctioned Youth football league, comprising teams from across the North of England, in which the students will compete, home and away.
To register your interest visit www.nplafa.co.uk.