STOURBRIDGE FC is on the lookout for new young players to join its burgeoning academy from next September.

Operating in conjunction with Dudley College, the Glassboys’ academy launched successfully this year with first intake competing in the National League Under 19 Alliance on Wednesday afternoons.

Recruitment is now underway for next September and the first round of trials will take place at the Dudley College 3G pitch in Priory Road, Dudley, on Saturday, December 16.

Participants invited to the trial will need to arrive for registration at 10am with the trials commencing at 10.30 am.

Alongside the football academy, learners are able to choose any academic pathway at Dudley College, with current players studying sport, A levels, business and engineering quali?cations.

Any 16 to 18-year-olds wanting to join the academy should register their interest by e-mailing academy manager Paul Ravenhall on, while more information about the academy is available at