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30 July 2019

BURTON Albion’s U18s team have gone to Holland as part of a League Football Education (LFE) development programme.

All 72 EFL Clubs are invited to submit an application to the LFE to be part of the programme and only 14 clubs are selected each year to travel to either Holland or Spain. 

The aim of the trip is to expose players as part of their own development to the philosophies and training environments in Europe. 

The trip also aims to allow players and staff to observe, experience and evaluate European technical, tactical and physical training techniques.

This is the second time the Academy have participated in the programme, having travelled to Holland in 2017.

During their 12-day stay the U18s will play against Standard Liege U18s and FC Dordrecht U17s as well as taking part in an eight-team tournament with Barnsley, Cheltenham Town, Sheffield Wednesday, Vitesse, Lochem, Go Ahead Eagles and Sendai Niko. 

The Brewers also have NEC Breda as our partner club where our players with have two coaching sessions with their club coaches.

Academy Manager Dan Robinson said: “The Erasmus Trip was a great success in 2017 when we took our U18s away for the first time and we are really excited about this year’s opportunity. 

“Everyone who goes on the trip benefits from the experience and it’s another step we are taking to help develop well-rounded young people as well as players.”

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