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How to be recruited

Our Academy recruitment net not only covers Doncaster and the surround regions but also stretches far and wide when looking for the best young talent for Doncaster Rovers.

Players are recruited nationally (for older age groups) through a number of avenues, these include recommendations from recruitment network, nominations from grassroots clubs, and other professional clubs.

Locally, we work very closely with the Doncaster Rovers Development Pathway to ensure players are regularly observed and given plenty of opportunity to progress.  Our scouts also attend grassroots games in the area, and welcome direct referrals from clubs.

As part of our recruitment process, players will be invited in for a trial and spend a period of eight weeks at the club. After this period, players are either signed into the Academy, are given the option to continue their development at the Doncaster Rovers Development Pathway or have the option to return to their club.

How to Get Scouted

Doncaster Rovers Academy recruitment staff attend many grassroots games throughout the season, however, we are aware that great talent can slip through the net. Therefore, if you think you are of the required standard, you can email the recruitment team with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • CV with the following - Age, Date of Birth, Position, height, contact details for parent / guardian (address, telephone number & email address), school, current club, previous clubs, representative sides played for, and professional club trials attended.
  • Fixture list with kick-off times and venue

Rovers Academy recruitment team carefully access every application on a case by case basis before deciding whether to follow-up and send a member of the recruitment team to watch a game.

All player recommendations should be addressed to Kevan Wildes and sent to


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