The Yorkshire Regional Talent Centre (YRTC) is our official Emley Academy partner. Our U18 Academy team transitioned from being a YRTC team last season to a fully-fledged Emley team this year. Managed by Dom Webster, we are proud to have expanded our Academy. The U18 team plays home fixtures at the Fantastic Media Welfare Ground on Saturday mornings or, where possible, Friday evenings.
YRTC was founded in 2018 with a single team under the original name of HD Select.
In 2020, HD Select applied to be a part of the prestigious Junior Premier League (JPL). This inspired a name change but, with the start of the partnership with Emley AFC, the Emley club crest was incorporated into the YRTC badge.
YRTC have teams from U9s to U15s competing in the JPL with plans to introduce an U16 team next season. They are also developing an U8s Foundation squad.
YRTC and the JPL bridge the gap between pro-academies and Sunday league junior football.
Through the partnership there is a genuine route from junior football at YRTC into the Emley Academy’s U18s, then our U23s team and on to the Emley first team.
Eleven YRTC players were successful at trials to join the squad for the new U18s.
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