EVESHAM United will launch an academy from September 2020.

Applicants are being sought for one of 22 places as part of the Southern League Football Academy (SLFA) programme that many member clubs have joined.

United chairman Jim Cockerton said: “Evesham United are very excited and have felt for some time that the next step in our progression is to have an academy.

“We looked at several providers to work alongside us, some have been more academic than football focused, some the other way around. SLFA is a fantastic combination of both football and education.”

“Others required more from the club than we were able to offer. Then we met SLFA and they offered what we felt was the perfect balance."

Trials take place on January 2 with candidates able to apply online: www.theslfa.co.uk