Brentford Football Club is a professional football club in Brentford, West London, England. The club competes in the Premier League, the top division of English football.
Brentford FC Youth Development System
Brentford FC Under-18 team was founded at the start of the 2022/23 season after the Club was granted Category Four Academy status.
They compete in the South East Youth Alliance League which is a regional division where they play against other Category Four opponents. Alongside their league campaign, they also compete in the Youth Alliance Cup.
Our Under-18 side has close links with the Brentford FC Community Sports Trust and we pride ourselves on helping to ensure that the players not only benefit in their development on the pitch, but also off it as they gain a wide range of skills through education programmes. Added to that, our staff are also closely linked with the Trust and they have the opportunity to develop their varied skillset in a competitive environment. To learn more about the U18 team, please click here.
Brentford FC Recruitment Trials
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Brentford FC History
Before joining the London League in 1896, Brentford competed in amateur football. They finished as runners-up in the Second Division and subsequently the First Division, which enabled them to secure election into the Southern League in 1898. In the season 1900–01, they were champions of the Southern League Second Division, and in 1920, they were accepted into the Football League. In the 1932–1933 season, Brentford won the title for the Third Division South, and in the 1934–1935 season, they won the title for the Second Division.
The club experienced great success during their time playing in the highest division of English football, reaching their highest ever league finish of fifth place in the First Division during the 1935–1936 season. However, three consecutive relegations put them in the Fourth Division by the time 1962 rolled around. They won the title of champions of the Fourth Division in 1962–1963 but were demoted the next year, in 1966, and again in 1973 after being promoted the year before, in 1971–72. After being promoted in 1977–78, Brentford played in the Third Division for the next 14 seasons, eventually winning the division in 1991–92 before being down once again in 1993. Brentford was relegated to the Second Division in 1993.
In 1998, Brentford was demoted to the fourth level of English football, but the following season, they emerged victorious and were elevated to the first flight. The team was demoted to League Two in 2007, then earned promotion as league winners in 2008–09, and finally were promoted out of League One in 2013–14. In both 2015 and 2020, they participated in the Championship play-offs but were ultimately unsuccessful. The team had a terrible record in finals, coming in second place three times (1985, 2001, and 2011) in the Associate Members’ Cup / Football League Trophy finals and losing four play-off finals (the 1997 Second Division final, 2002 Second Division final, 2013 League One final and 2020 Championship final). Despite this, Brentford was victorious in the Championship final in 2021, which allowed them to return to the top division for the first time since the 1946–1947 season.
Brentford FC Stadium
The Brentford Community Stadium, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Gtech Community Stadium is a stadium that is located in Brentford, West London. It is the home of the Premier League club Brentford, and the Premiership Rugby club London Irish is also tenants at the stadium. The stadium can host either association football or rugby union events, and it can accommodate a total of 17,250 spectators.
The stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2020, will play a central role in the revitalization efforts planned for the surrounding neighborhood, which will also include the construction of new residences and the creation of new business prospects. It was utilized all during the duration of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 (Euros), which took place in England.