Huddersfield Town


Academy Ground: Huddersfield Town Football Academy, Leeds Road Sports Complex, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY


Academy Director/Manager:                                        Leigh Bromby – Academy Manager


First Team Players:                                                       Huddersfield First Team


Academy Team Players:                                               Huddersfield Under-23’s Team

                                                                                        Huddersfield Under-18’s Team


Ladies Team Players:                                                     Huddersfield Ladies Team


The Huddersfield Academy:

Huddersfield Town are taking steps to improve their football at the foundation, first by re-organising the structure of the academy across all ages. The board said in September 2017 that club will now focus more on the under-18’s & under-23’s as a club that might struggle to compete financially, there is new hard-working attitude amongst the camp to be where the need to.

Instead of throwing money at the club’s academy stage, Huddersfield have taken an organic approach by working on junior football in the local community which concentrates on football programmes for children. Huddersfield also try to match up with category 1 sides as much as they can to test that the coaches are doing their job and can compete with the best teams available to them. FootieBugs try to teach that finding homegrown talent is always possible and training with local academies is always a viable method of improving your game. 


Did you know?

2018 is the first time that Huddersfield FC have been in the Premier League as we know it and are likely to stay they for the coming future, great job Huddersfield!


Academy Status: Huddersfield are a category 2 status academy

Category Status One Teams

Category Status Two Teams

Category Status Three Teams


Huddersfield Academy Staff:

Leigh Bromby joined the club at the start of January 2018 under the title of “Academy Manager”. However, he is not to be overlooked, having a professional career in the game for ex Premier League sides Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United, the academy players look up to Bromby as a key figure at the club.
Under-23’s coach Mark Hudson is clearly doing something right at the club as he is on a strict budget from owners and financially speaking has the cheapest team in the premier league, yet he has managed to survive relegation and now has a chance to strengthen the under 23 team finally. FootieBugs believe in Mark Hudson’s coaching philosophy and trust that he will do big things at the club in the near future.


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.”


Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield when they feel they are ready, but FootieBugs will also ensure that Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield scouting network then please complete the following form:

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Huddersfield Academy trials

As you can imagine, a large number of young football players would like to join the Huddersfield Academy set up and with clubs like Huddersfield 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 Huddersfield Academy.

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