WINKLEBURY Football Complex will be the venue for a brand new football academy when Berks Elite FC comes to town next month.

They currently run a very successful academy set-up in Reading which is affiliated to a Premiership and Championship club.

The academy will be run for players of all abilities both boys and girls from the age of six to 16.

There is a free open evening at Winklebury from Friday, September 6 which is from 6pm to 8pm.

The academy has FA qualified coaches and first of all is geared towards training players and then after a few months teams are put together.

Director of coaching Fabio Caiazzo said: “We are very excited about coming to Basingstoke.

"In Reading we have around 300 players and we are hoping for around 150 in Basingstoke and take it from there.

"We are also looking to open another academy in Oxford in January 2020.”

Anyone wanting to attend the open evening at Winklebury next month can email or ring 0333 577 3334 for a place.