Life after academies
Help we can assist you with
We have to be honest and accept the majority of academy players will not be offered a professional contract. After years of dedication players as young as 16 are told their dreams are over and they have little or no idea of what they can do next. Have they been given all the life skills to cope with rejection at an early age ? You can find out more by reading this article.
But you should consider the options listed below as alternatives should you get released:
- Find out what training opportunities are available through League Football Education (LFE), the academy training partnership set up by The Football League and The Professional Footballers’ Association.
- Initiatives such as Pitch to Podium, which offers players the chance to transfer their skills to another sport.