Redditch United 1st Team Manager Darren Byfield welcomed this years Academy players to the start of pre-season training on Tuesday 8th August as the team prepare for the new season.

Players in the Academy will take part in a full time programme with players being enrolled onto an education programme alongside elite football training. Furthermore the whole programme is delivered at Redditch United’s newly refurbished Trico Stadium.

The programme runs in collaboration Educate2Perform and Director David Faulkner said “the new applicants and current Academy players have bonded well and we look forward to seeing how the side fair this season. It was great to have 1st Team Manager and now Academy coach Darren Byfield with us as having his experience will really aid the players development”.

Pre-season sessions continue at The Trico Stadium every Tuesday and Thursday throughout August, applications are still open and anyone interested should check out the Academy website .