Brentford FC

Academy Ground:                                          100 Jersey Road, Osterley, Middlesex, TW5 0TP    


Academy Director/Manager:                          Kevin O’Connor                


First Team Players:                                      Brentford First Team                                 


Academy Team Players:                               Brentford Academy team                  


Ladies Team Players:                                   Brentford Ladies Team                                  




The Brentford Academy:

Brentford have recently changed they way they approach football with their academy team, in an exciting way. They are currently looking at having regular friendlies with top premier league sides to help strengthen their ‘B’ team and get them playing top quality football. Robert Rowan, their head of operations was the centre of this plan and Brentford are one of the only category two teams two tackle such a big issue with friendlies in the lower league, no pun intended… 


Academy Status: Brentford is a category 2 status academy

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Academy Staff:

Kevin O’Connor is actually an ex player at the club that has had a big handed in their recent success. He made over 500 appearances at the club and is considered to have a well earned place in their history books. You don’t play that many games without knowing the game inside and out…
Allan Steele, his right hand man and the B team coach learnt his craft a different way, having got his UEFA A license and coaching badges hes another one that has made something out of nothing. He even used to be a P.E. teacher so he’s living out his dream at the club.


How to get noticed by a scout

Generally, premier league clubs are closely following open trials as a way of pinpointing the newest talent, as well as having a vast network of scouts across the UK. Scouts are often preferential over structured leagues or with players of a high standard, playing together. This is one thing that FootieBugs academy can offer through our weekly training sessions and games against local
 teams managed by professional coaches. Because we cover a range of age groups at U6’s-U14’s we have a high demand for young upcoming talent and receive frequent scouts visiting our training sessions and matches. Due to the professional coaches we have available that have all played at a high level, we are able to distinguish which players are leagues above in terms of skill and can refer them onto Premier League clubs.



“If you’re good enough, generally they’ll find you.”

Brentford Academy Scouting System:

After a scout has seen a player, they will usually contact them and invite them to a trial day, otherwise the more common method of finding talents from all over are through football trial days and football camps. FootieBugs goes the extra mile in making your job easier as a parent and a young footballer. With our focused training sessions, the FootieBugs Academy will try it’s best to match your ability with a club who will nurture your talent . We will shape a football player into a footballer, by working on improving the child’s overall game and their image to scouts at Premier League Clubs.

This is where the FootieBugs Academy thrives, not only will FootieBugs look to put players forward to Brentford when they feel they are ready, but FootieBugs will also ensure that Brentford will be fully aware of what training each player will have received from the FootieBugs Academy and why the player has shown enough (Footballing skill as well as dedication and attitude) to be worthy of a trial.


If you feel your child shows promise and would like us to help them reach the level for us to recommend them to the Brentford scouting network then please complete the following form:

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Brentford Academy trials

As you can imagine, a large number of young football players would like to join the Brentford Academy set up and with clubs like Brentford receiving trial requests all the time it’s very difficult to get noticed.

FootieBugs Academy believes that with correct training and dedication we can dramatically increase your chances of getting a trial with the Brentford Academy.

Once a player reaches the standards that a club of Brentford’s stature would expect then the FootieBugs team will do everything in its powers to introduce the player to the relevant Brentford scout.



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FootieBugs Academy FAQ’s


The FootieBugs Academy is an independent organization and not part of any specific football club. This allows us to offer an honest and fair view of any players’ ability and suitability to join a professional Football Club. Although we will do everything in our power to help young players develop, we are unable to guarantee every player a trial. If you are looking for official club information then please visit the club’s official website as we can-not guarantee that all information is correct and up to date at the time of reading.

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