Academy link up with cancer charity

Guiseley AFC’s Youth Academy has joined up with Leeds-based national charity Bone Cancer Research Trust this season to raise awareness of primary bone cancer. The Academy team players will be proudly sporting the charity’s logo on their home kit to encourage young footballers to talk about primary bone cancer in their local community. The disease […]

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Celebrating in style

Thanks to Sue Clapham, Rachel O’Connor and Helen Jeffray (photos). Last weekend, against a backdrop of silverware, players, officials and supporters of Guiseley AFC celebrated a historic campaign with the end-of-season dinner at Otley Golf Club. With a magnificent vista of the Wharfe Valley through the clubhouse windows, 125 guests settled down to enjoy a […]

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Academy win the league

Guiseley AFC Academy have won the West Riding Under-21 League after they were awarded the three points from their title decider against IAFE (Harrogate Railway). IAFE made a mistake and were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player in the final game of the season. Academy manager Dave Currie said: “We aimed to use this […]

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Academy players selected for County

Ten Guiseley Academy prospects have been selected to play for the West Riding County FA against Cheshire next Saturday (18th). The fixture is a play-off semi-final tie in the Association of Northern Counties Youth Championships and will take place at Rivacre Park, the home of former Conference North side Vauxhall Motors. In total, 10 of […]

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Free Friday Night Football

With the first-team game postponed due to North Ferriby United’s involvement in the FA Trophy final, this Friday sees the Academy team playing local rivals FC Halifax Town in the Conference Youth Alliance at Nethermoor. Along with FC United of Manchester, the teams are vying for second spot in the league and, with five games to go, […]

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Academy team up with Future Elite Sports

Guiseley AFC have teamed up with Future Elite Sports to give our youth players a number of different options when they exit the Academy. Future Elite Sports are official partners of English College Sport and can offer a variety of options for the Academy players. Those include US scholarships, semi-pro football and coaching in Australia […]

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Clinical Young Lions see off Altrincham

  Guiseley AFC Academy hosted a revitalised Altrincham FC, who came over the Pennines full of confidence having won their last four league games. Back in October the Young Lions were held to a 2-2 draw so they knew that to gain the 3 points they would have to put in a strong performance. Altrincham […]

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Six Young Lions to Represent County FA

On Saturday, the West Riding County FA U18s will face off against their Lincolnshire County FA counterparts in the Northern Counties U18 Youth Championships, and the Guiseley AFC Academy will be well represented. Amongst Colin Pearson’s seventeen-strong squad are six of our talented young Lions – Josh Snowden, Jonson Butterfield, Cameron Gray, Luke Wilson, Aaron […]

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2015/16 Academy Trials

Open trials for next season’s Guiseley AFC Academy have been confirmed and players between the ages of 16 to 18 are invited to join the trials on Sat 28th February 12-2pm and Sat 14th March 12-2pm at Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth LS18 5HD. Trialists are asked to attend both dates and bring appropriate […]

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Academy bow out on penalties

The Academy bowed out of the League Cup to local rivals FC Halifax Town on Wednesday after a narrow defeat on penalties. The first half was a relatively even contest, both sides creating chances but finding the goalkeepers in good form. However, the Academy defence switched off 39 minutes in, leaving a Town striker one-on-one with […]

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