Hull City

Academy Ground:                                                      Bishop Burton College, York Road, Bishop Burton, Beverley HU17 8QG


Academy Director/Manager:                                 Jon Beale – Academy Manager        


First Team Players:                                         Hull City First Team


Academy Team Players:                                Hull City Under-23’s


Ladies Team Players:                                      Hull City Under-18’s



The Hull City Academy:

The Tigers academy is one of the most feared teams to come up against in the youth development league, hence the name. But in order to play for the best, you have to become the best, which means training day in and day out. Hull try to filter players from the reserves into the first team only when they know that these young players have the talent, so for a young player this can be quite an intimidating environment, which is where FootieBugs come in…


At FootieBugs each session is built on playing in a care free way with a chance to develop the young players as the grew into more mature ages. The FootieBugs academy offers the same level of coaching, but with half the pressure that comes with winning games. 


Academy Status: Hull are a category 2 status academy

Category Status One Teams

Category Status Two Teams

Category Status Three Teams


Academy Staff:

Jon Beale the academy manager was given his role at the club in 2014 and has been looking to grow and improve ever since. Beale had a big influence in their big to gain category 2 status which has done wonders for their new academy set-up. Beale is also one of the more qualified coaches with over 10 years of experience to his name making him a very useful asset to the club.
Martin Dunn the head of recruitment also joined in 2014 as Hull massively revamped their academy coaching staff. he is very key to identifying growing talent and building player confidence, and as an ex professional England player he knows what the best players do consistently to make the top grade.

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.”


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

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Hull City Academy trials

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

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