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10 December 2022

Club News


10 December 2022

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Bradford City AFC is welcoming applications to join its inspiring and ever-growing academy structure - with a youth development phase under-14s lead coach vacancy.

Working on evenings and leading the under-14s side for matches on Sundays, the successful candidate will identify talent in the youth development phase program and provide individual training programmes to maximise players' potential towards being an elite footballer. 

Working alongside the head of coaching and player development, and fellow full-time coaches, the chosen candidate will be responsible for the playing, training and welfare of the players. Strong communication lines will be built with the head of coaching and player development, lead youth development phase coach and academy manager.

The ability to inspire others, develop their skills and lead a group in a professional academy programme is essential, with the club looking for an elite football and youth development candidate who can achieve these goals. 

All candidates, upon submission of their application, must have DBS clearance, safeguarding and protecting children qualification, Emergency Aid Certificate, UEFA B Licence and Modules 1, 2 and 3 of the FA Youth Coaches Award, working towards the FA Advanced Youth Award and A License.

The club will seek satisfactory statements from up to two independent referees.

To view the full job description, please CLICK HERE

Bradford City AFC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people - and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Bradford City AFC promotes inclusion and confronts and eliminates discrimination - whether by reason of age, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marital status or civil partnership, nationality, ethnicity (race), religion or belief, ability or disability, pregnancy and maternity and encourage equal opportunities. We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified persons.

The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. New regulations require clubs to shortlist at least one suitably qualified BAME candidate (where an application has been received) for all roles in academy football that require a UEFA A or UEFA B License.

If you consider your ethnicity to fall within one of the following definitions - Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic (i.e. from any other ethnic group that is not ‘White British’) - please inform us with your application.

To apply for this role, please send your CV - along with completed copies of our application form and diversity monitoring form - to

The deadline for all applications is Wednesday December 21, with interviews to take place over the week commencing Monday 2 January 2023.

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