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ALL age groups at Burton Albion Academy train at St George’s Park.

Academy Manager Dan Robinson sees this as an important step in the Academy’s development and is delighted that more than 120 registered players get the chance to use the facilities at St George’s Park.

He said: “The Under 18s  train and play all their games there. The 9s to 16s train most of the time at St George’s Park. 

“If we want to develop Championship level footballers then we have to have the facilities to support that development. 

“As well as having the right surfaces to work on for the players, it will help us with our recruitment. We are surrounded by some big clubs and in order to compete we have to have some points of difference. Hopefully when they come and see where we are training it will be a big draw. 

“This time last season the Under 18s were training at Marston’s, next year it will be all at St George’s. 

“On Wednesday nights we will be training our 9s-16s in the indoor 3G at St George’s Park – that is an unbelievable facility. You couldn’t get that kind of opportunity at most clubs."

Pictured (left to right) are: Academy Manager Dan Robinson, SGP Senior Accounts Manager Becky Bullock, Academy graduate Joe Sbarra and Academy Lead Professional Development Phase Coach Sam Rose.




Burton Albion Football Club Academy is always looking for talented local players to join the Academy. Specifically those within a 15 mile radius of Burton upon Trent.

We are looking for fearless, passionate, hardworking players who do the basics well. If you would like to be considered for a trial please send an email to using the template below. (Please be aware the players under the age of 18 will need to provide a contact number/email for a parent or guardian and all subsequent contact will go through parent/guardian)

Player Name:

Player Date of Birth:


Contact Email:

Parent/Guardian Email:

Parent/Guardian Contact Number:


Approx Height and Weight:

Current Club:

Previous Clubs:

Details of Previous Trials:

School Name:

Player Position:

Any Other info:

The recruitment department will endeavour to review you application at their earliest convenience. If your application is deemed as suitable, contact will be made to gain further details and explain the process moving forward.

We receive a huge number of requests for trials and therefore are unable to reply to everyone. Please do not resend or duplicate your application.