Yorkshire Amateur AFC Academy

Yorkshire Amateur Academy

Yorkshire Amateur Academy’s philosophy is to provide an holistic education of football, whether signing to one of the youth teams or taking part in the extra training programmes.


The youth teams, including a full-time, 2-year scholarship & education programme at 16-19 years old, range from u7s-u21s, whilst the academy provides further, independent support via 1-2-1 training, physiotherapy, performance & nutrition, futsal, indoor football or our development centre, suitable for ages of 3 and over.


Everything you need as a footballer can be accessed within Yorkshire Amateur Academy. It’s part of the semi-professional club’s strategy to develop youth players and either transfer them into professional clubs or nurture them into the Ammers’ first-team.


Ammers have partnerships with professional academies to regularly provide fixtures against football league clubs, including Rotherham United, Bradford City & more, providing exposure for players.


The activities are:

16-19 Scholarship & Education programme: A full-time, 2-year football scholarship within a semi-professional club, combined with education.

U21s: The next progression for academy players following the 16-19 Scholarship programme.

JPL: Trial for a competitive team playing in the Junior Premier League against the best academies within non-league, up-to the National League Premier.

Development Centre: Extra training crafting the fine margins of your game, clear from the pressure of competition. These sessions aren’t focused on a weekend fixture.

Performance & Nutrition: Build the physicality attributes of your game. Compliment your technical skills with a diet to enhance your physicality.

1-2-1 Coaching: Individual specific focus. Covering technical, physical, game scenarios, dietary requirements & more.

Futsal: Control the technical side of the game by playing with a lower-bounce, smaller, harder ball. Futsal is popular in North / South America as well as across Europe.

Indoor Football: A beginning for players’ relationships with football. Targeted at ages between 4 & 8, this game provides a more comfortable environment within to start.

A full-time football academy within a semi-professional club, combined with an education programme leading to university opportunities.


The Academy is a proven pathway into first-team football, whether directly or through it’s complete development structure, staggered to provide a full development for it’s players.


Previous students have graduated into university, not limited to studying a sports degree.


Details [times]:

Monday to Friday

Matchday: Wednesday

9-3pm [may vary on matchday].


Football Scholarship:

  • Proven pathway into senior football
  • Reserves & U21s progression opportunities
  • Compete in the National League Youth Alliance, National Football Youth League and FA Youth Cup.


Education / study courses:

  • NCFE Level 2 certificate in Sport
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports & Physical Activity
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports & Physical Activity


Home ground: The Southerns Stadium, Ls7 4JG

Training / Education:

Prince Philip Centre, LS7 2HJ

West Riding County FA, LS26 8NX

The U21s is the next progression for academy players following the 16-19 Scholarship Programme.


It bridges the gap between scholarship & first-team football. This level has provided opportunity for not just scholars but younger ages to experience a more senior competition.


The u21s compete in the West Riding County FA Development League.


Times & location

Training: Thursday, 7:40-9pm

Matchday: Monday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Yorkshire Amateur Academy’s U7s-U16s compete in the Junior Premier League against the top non-league academies, nationally, including teams from within the National League.


The exposure playing against a high standard of opponent prepares players to be able to compete at this level and greater, as well as exposing our players in front of National League coaches.


Our JPL sides also regularly take advantage of our partnerships with football league clubs, competing in friendlies against clubs such as Hull City & Sheffield United, further exposing the talent within Ammers’ academy.


Times & locations: 

Training – Every Tuesday – Trinity Academy Leeds, Torre Rd, LS9 7QL

u9s / u10s / u12s – 5:45-7pm

u11s / u13s / u14s – 6:45-8pm

u15s / u16s – 7:45-9pm


Fixtures: Saturday

Normally between 9am-3pm

The Development Centre provides extra football training sessions, seperate from any of the competitive squads within the academy and not leading to a competitive weekend fixture.


The sessions focus on ball mastery & technique whilst combining fun games and activities. Guided by UEFA B licenced coaches, the sessions can provide a pathway into the Academy’s competitive squads, competing in the Junior Premier League.


The development centre is open to all abilities, accommodating all ages, both boys & girls.


Times & address:

Every Wednesday [Trinity Academy Leeds, LS9 7QL]

Age: 3-11 Year olds – 6-7pm / 12-16 Year olds – 7-8pm



Wednesday, 6-7:15pm [Trinity Academy Leeds, LS9 7QL]

Saturday, 12:10-1:15pm [Prince Philip Centre, LS7 2HJ]

Age: 3-16 Year olds for both sessions.

Football Fridays is indoor football aimed at offering a more comfortable environment for young players to begin their relationship with football.


Situated at Football World in Leeds, the sessions are suitable for ages between 4 & 8.



Every Friday

u5s-u6s: 5:30pm-6:30pm

u7s-u8s: 6:30pm-7:30pm



Football World, Pontefract Lane, Leeds, LS9 0RA

Physiotherapy sessions provide rehabilitation for more efficient recovery, targeting shorter periods on the sideline.


Sessions are free for all players registered to either of the available activities within Ammers Academy, held on a Thursday.


Physio is available to everyone on a Monday, regardless to whether they are enlisted on one of the other Academy programmes.




Injury assesment


Recovery plan



Monday: 6:30-9pm

Thursday: 6:30-9pm



The Southerns Stadium,

Roxholme Road,

Chapel Allerton,



Build your physicality within the game, associated with nutrition in terms of a players’ diet.


Players can attend sessions with our specific physical performance coaches.


Physical Performance Coaching with Clint Oduor

Clint, the physical performance coach, supports the 16-19 scholarship with their rehabilitation as well as offering private sessions to private clients.


Clint trains both weight & non-weight exercises as well as other aspects of physical performance coaching.


Technical Performance Coaching with Atif Din

Atif Din, the technical performance coach, trains 1-2-1 sessions focused on technical ability with and without the ball.



Sports specific conditioning,

Injury rehabilitation

Speed & agility enhancement

Strength & power development

Nutrition / diet



Monday – Friday
7am – 7pm



Prince Philip Centre, Scott Hall Avenue, LS7 2HJ



All ages, both boys & girls

1-2-1 sessions tailor training specifically to the individuals needs, both strengths & weaknesses, aiming to speed up the development of the individual.


Coached by current semi-professional footballers, the 1-2-1 sessions provide:

Position specific training,

Focus on individual’s strengths & weaknesses,

Match specific scenarios & intensity

Guidance from pro-footballers

Suitable for both boys & girls, from 3 year old – senior players.


Times & address:

Monday – Friday, Sunday.

Times available throughout the entire day.


Location 1. Trinity Academy Leeds, Torre Road, LS9 7QL,

Location 2. Prince Philip Centre, Scott Hall Avenue, LS7 2HJ

Location 3. Mandela Centre, Chapeltown Rd, LS7 3HY

Location 4. Yorkshire Amateur AFC, Roxholme Avenue, LS7 4JG

Futsal is the soul of Brazilian football. All the great Brazilian footballers played Futsal as the foundation of their football life.


Futsal players touch the ball far more often than outdoor football players – six times more per minute.



Improves player’s decision-making skills

Provides players with more touches on the ball

The heavier ball increases the power of players

Develops the confidence in players to go 1v1 against their opponent

Allows players to be creative in getting around their opposition

Improves reaction time



Every Thursday,


4:15-5pm: 3-4/5-6 year olds

5-6pm: 7-8 year olds

6-7pm: 9-10 year olds

7-8pm: 10-11 year olds



Mandela Centre, Chapeltown Rd, LS7 3HY


Connor Deighton

Learning Mentor

Andy Johnstone

U19 NFYL manager

Ben Swain

Head of media

Emeel Mati

Development Centre Head Coach

Sinead Rajput

Head Physiotherapist

Clint Oduor

Head of Sports Science

Atif Din

Head of Technical Performance

Rafael Da Silva

Futsal Head Coach