West Ham United Community Sports Trust is on the lookout for talented footballers to join the Hammers' Learning Academy, in partnership with Newham College.  

The Learning Academy offers young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to enjoy and participate in a wide range of sports, while also progressing academically.

Working with Newham College, the Learning Academy will see teenagers aged 16-18 educated through sport, learning the transferable skills that are required by athletes.

Newham College will offer participants the opportunity to choose from a variety of vocational and academic courses, giving talented young sportsmen and women the tools to develop their skills and career.

Trials are to be held at the Trust's Beckton base* on Saturday 8 February and Saturday 5 April, with each session running from midday until 2pm.

To book your spot, click here, or for further information email Cigdem Turkan on cturkan@westhamunited.co.uk

Successful applicants can look forward to:

• A chance to study a range of vocational and academic courses at Newham College
• Sport Leadership and coaching qualifications
• Gain FA Level 1 Badge
• Excellent progression routes from Entry Level to University
• Work experience in the community
• Opportunities for employment

Learning Academy players will be required to:

• Be enrolled on a full time Newham College Course
• Have a 95% attendance on your chosen course

*West Ham United CST, Albatross Close, Beckton, London, E6 5NX