BACK IN THE GAME: BBC SET TO GIVE SECOND CHANCE TO FOOTBALL ACADEMY STARS

Back In The Game (w/t) will follow young former academy stars who've missed out on their dreams of playing at the highest level in football.


With the help of expert coaches and top facilities, the show will aim to unlock the potential of the former stars and earn them a professional club contract.



A source told The Sun: "There is a huge number of footballers who see their careers implode, sometimes through no fault of their own. The chances of making it as a professional are so slim, but there are plenty of players who still have much to offer...


"This show will help them get back on their feet and offer the type of assistance they’re unlikely to receive at lower levels of the game. The big hope is that some of these players can earn a pro contract...



"The out-of- contract players will play a match in front of scouts from some of the UK’s biggest clubs following the conclusion of their elite training. Hopefully by then they’ll have polished up their skills and found the right mindset to give their careers another go."


The BBC declined to comment when approached by TV Zone.

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