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Academy | Host Family Applications Welcomed


Cardiff City Football Club are seeking Host Families to join our Academy Team to accommodate our aspiring young football players in their career.

We are looking for families to provide a safe, caring and healthy environment for our players to flourish and feel secure in.

We are committed to providing support to our young players in welcoming environments and are looking for residents who are able to invest their time and support on either short (trialist) or long term (scholar) opportunities available. Previous experience of hosting a young person (not necessarily football related) is preferred.

Cardiff City Football Club operates a “Safer Recruitment Policy” as a result, successful applicants will be subject to a series of robust Safeguarding checks including the requirement to have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

We are seeking host families in the following areas – CF11, CF10 CF64 ideally within a close proximity to a train station. Households that are within a close proximity to a train station from different areas would also be considered.

We are currently seeking families to start hosting as soon as possible. Successful applicants will receive a competitive renumeration package for providing this service.


Cardiff City FC are in regular contact with Welsh Government to ensure that all our processes and protocols are in line with current Welsh Government guidance regarding placement of players with host families.

Please return the completed application forms to Matt Griffiths via email Tel – 07872147436