Milton Keynes Dons Academy are not currently holding open trials
To apply for a trial for the Milton Keynes Dons Academy you should be between the age of 6 and 16 years and hold a British or EU passport.
Please see below the age banding for the 2016/17 season:
If the above applies to you, then please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details to include in your email;
- Your full name
- Your full address including postcode
- Your contact telephone number
- Your age
- Your date of birth
- School(s) attended
- The position you prefer to play
- Your footballing CV or background
- The current team you play for
- The fixtures of your current team
- Any other relevant information, for example, previous experience playing at a Professional Football Club’s Academy
- Confirmation that you hold a British or EU passport
Please make sure you include your fixtures, including dates, kick-off times and venues, if known.
Please note: The Academy is restricted by time/distance within the Foundation Phase (U7-11) and Youth Development Phase (U12-16). Within the Foundation Phase, travelling is limited by 1 hour and in the Youth Development Phase, travelling is limited by 1 hour 30mins.
An e-mail confirming receipt will be sent to individuals applying for a trial.
This information will then be passed onto one of our scouts, who will report to the Head of Recruitment and Head of Academy Coaching with his recommendation.
The Milton Keynes Dons Academy runs an Under 7 and Under 8 pre-Academy group with the Under 8s from the group potentially going onto form next seasons Under 9s group. This is invite only.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED BY THE ACADEMY DEPARTMENT.
If you are 18 or older, please e-mail: email@example.com. We have no involvement in this process and therefore are unable to help you with a time scale of response.
If you are not playing for a team, we cannot recommend one for you to join.
If you are a Milton Keynes based player, please contact the Milton Keynes & Border Counties at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit The MDH Teamwear and Trophies Milton Keynes & District Development League!
MK Dons Advanced Centre
The MK Dons Advanced Centre is the second tier of the Dons' Development programme, sitting just below the Academy squads, which acts as a feeder system into the Academy.
The Advanced Centre enables boys to play football at the second highest level in Milton Keynes and those players who are successful enough to gain a place in the Advanced Centre will receive training twice a week from fully qualified, experienced MK Dons coaching staff. The MK Dons Advanced Centre currently operates teams at U7 - U16s.
The main aim of the Advanced Centre is to help produce players for the MK Dons FC Academy whilst giving the opportunity for players to maximise their potential at a level that coincides with their ability. Through the Advanced Centre we strive to improve the standard of local football in Milton Keynes developing players who are still able to train and play with their local club teams.
The Advanced Centre is open by invitation only, with the emphasis based on quality coaching for quality players. During the season the players will compete in a Development Games Programme, playing against other professional clubs such as Northampton Town, Luton Town, Stevenage, Fulham, Oxford United, Wycombe Wanderers, Coventry City, and Arsenal amongst many others.
Along with fixtures squads will participate in a European tour containing fixtures.
For further information on the Advanced Centre please contact Football Development Manager James Honeyman on 01908 622888 or email@example.com
Holmes helps Wales to win22 February 2018
James Holmes came off the bench to help Wales Under-16s secure a victory over Russia in their second UEFA Development Tournament fixture.
Holmes represents Wales at UEFA tournament19 February 2018
MK Dons youngster James Holmes is in the Wales Under-16s squad taking part in the UEFA Development Tournament this week.
Under-18s undergo 'My Future Today' workshop7 February 2018
MK Dons Under-18s took part in their most recent League Football Education workshop on Wednesday – a scheme which forms part of a wider development programme for the Dons’ academy apprentices.