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Football Development Centres

11 October 2013

Football development centres for future England stars?

As the England team prepare for two vital World Cup qualifiers over the next few days, do you think that your children could be the next Jack Wilshire, Theo Walcott or even Rachel Yankey or Casey Stoney? (The longest serving England player and captain of the England women’s team respectively.)

Bury FC Community Trust runs a number of football development centres to help train up the next generation of Bury FC players or even potential England superstars, after all both Gary and Phil Neville began their careers playing in Bury, before representing England.  And it is never too early to start perfecting those skills required.

The Community Trust’s development centres start off for youngsters aged 3-5 with the Little Kickers programme which runs every Saturday at and Goshen Sports Centre on a Sunday.  They can then progress onto football skills centres at the age of five before progressing further onto the Advanced Development Centres.  There are even specific development centres for goalkeepers which are held on Monday and Friday nights at Walkden High School and

The football skills centres are held at various nights of the week and at various locations including, Our Lady’s in Blackley and Elton High School in Bury, the school that Gary and Phil Neville both attended

All of the development centres form a natural progression onto Bury FCs Academy with a number of coaches working for both the Academy and the centres. A number of players attending development centres have also progressed onto the Academy.

For more information on all times and venues, visit the Community Trust website at

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