NPLFA hit 2017 promotion button!

1 year ago By David Watters

The Northern Premier League Football Academy has released a slick new promotional video on social media to kick off 2017.

The NPLFA - expanding to 13 clubs for the 2017-18 season in September - has released its first marketing and recruitment video of 2017 on Twitter and Facebook after former Everton and Manchester City manager Joe Royle backed the EVO-STIK NPL's ground-breaking academy to discover the next Jamie Vardy in an online campaign before Christmas.

Royle, now the professional development coordinator at Goodison Park, starred alongside students and coaches in the professionally produced promotional video, spliced into three segments to showcase each of the programme's main aims for students to study, train and play.

Founded with the backing of the Football Association at five pilot clubs in September 2014 to provide career pathways into the football industry and still the only league wide academy in English football, the NPLFA continues to grow from strength to strength after Carlton Town and Ossett Albion signed up for next season in December.

Before expanding to 11 EVO-STIK NPL clubs this season, the NPLFA entered into a strategic partnership with Global Premier Soccer, the world’s leading provider of sports scholarships in the United States. A deal was also signed this summer to film every match students play in the NPL Youth League.

To see the latest video, follow the NPLFA on Twitter at @NPLFA. For more information visit:

To apply, students should register their details at or e-mail

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