Academy Host Family Providers Wanted

We are currently seeking host family providers, couples or singles, to support our elite young players (16-19 years-old) who need to live away from home to undertake their football training at our club. 

Host families would be required to provide homely accommodation throughout the season.

Our placements vary from 5-7 nights a week, between September and June. Host families would be required to guide our young players by teaching them basic independent living skills such as washing, cooking cleaning after themselves alongside self care skills, for example, how to book medical appointments.

Hosts are encouraged to include young players in family life as much as the player feels comfortable. All our host families are regularly visited and inspected by us. The host family will be required to provide meals (dependent upon the Academy schedule) in line with the basic nutrition guide provided by the Academy.

The Football Club is committed to equal opportunities as well as safeguarding, promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any applicant wishing to be considered as a host family will need to demonstrate they are able to share this commitment.

As part of this commitment, Host Families are required to attend Safeguarding Training every three years which is delivered by the Football Association/Football League. Hosts family members and any other persons over the age of 16 who reside at the address, are legally required to complete enhanced DBS checks, subscribe to the DBS Update Service on an annual basis.

If you are interested or would like more information, please email Bob Green,