Pilgrims to hold youth trials

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BOSTON United are holding trials for youngsters hoping to make it in the game.

The Pilgrims will once again be offering teenagers the chance to become professional footballers, as well as the chance to achieve sporting qualifications at the same time.

The club are holding trials on Wednesday (April 11) at the Jakemans Stadium at 2.30pm.

Further trials will be held at on April 21 at RAF Cranwell (10.30am).

Boston United, partnered with Boston College, offer trainees professional coaching with the full time coaches and the chance to gain a level two or three BTEC sports qualification, as well as NVQ level exercise and fitness and FA level one and two Coaching Awards, over a period of two years.

Boston United’s Under 18s youth team play in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League, along with teams such as Birmingham City, Fleetwood, FC United, Mansfield Town, Tamworth, Ilkeston and Gateshead.

They also compete in the FA Youth Cup, in which they had a great run this season, reaching the third round defeating league clubs Burton Albion and Bradford City on the way.

Players will have a minimum of 12 hours’ football training and or match time each week, as well as working with ex-professional footballers.

Players have the opportunity to play for Boston United at every level, including, reserve and first team level, following the example set by the likes of James Reed, Lewis Sturman, Andy Hewitt, Charlie Sanders and Jordan Nuttell this season.

If you are a highly driven and motivated 16 or 17-year-old (on or before August 31) then further information is available from head of youth Steve Welsh, via email youth@bufc.co.uk or by calling 01205 364406.