TRIALS for Worcester City Football Club's academy take place next week.

The Skrill North club, in conjunction with Worcester College of Technology, offer school-leavers the chance to continue their education while playing football.

Run by former City striker Mark Owen, 16 to 18-year-olds can study a BTEC in sport but there is also a foundation degree available for older students.

Open trials will be held on the University of Worcester's 3G pitch on Thursday, February 20, at 9am.

Anyone interested can turn up with the appropriate kit.