Bristol Rovers Academy runs teams from U9 to U18s, playing development games against clubs in the South West and other academy clubs. We also have Pre-Academy squads at U7 and U8 age groups.

The club normally recruits players by using our team of scouts across the Bristol area, Gloucestershire, Somerset and South Wales to watch games in junior football leagues. Players identified as talented are invited in for a trial period which lasts from 2- 6 weeks. If the triallist impresses the club, they will be offered a contract which is registered with the Football League.

If you would like to recommend a player to the club, we suggest contacting our Head of Schoolboy Recruitment, Alex Hinder, by email

It is always beneficial for a young player to be signed up to a junior football club, as then, it will be possible to send one of our scouts along to a game and watch him play. If a player impresses the scout he may be contacted by them via the club manager and parent(s) in order to arrange a trial with the club.