WARRINGTON Rylands are to launch a new academy with the aim of bringing through their own youth talent.

As the club aims to capitalise on the momentum gained by their famous FA Vase Final win at Wembley Stadium as well as promotion to the Northern Premier League, they have turned their attention to the future.

Initially, the club will enter an under 21s team into the North West Development League for the coming season and will also bring teams at under 15s, under 16s and under 18s age groups under the Warrington Rylands banner.

Club chairman Mark Pye says the example of striker Elliott Nevitt, who earned a move to Football League side Tranmere Rovers after starring for Blues, can be held up to youngsters to show what can be achieved.

“The vision of the club was to get the first team moving forward and then to look at developing the youth and junior sections,” he said.

“Going off the success of Wembley and the promotions, we wanted to have a look at how we could bring through our own players.

“We’ve got a number of exciting junior players so it would be great to see them come through the ranks.

“This will allow them to play the way we’d like them to play and give players that clear pathway through to the first team.

“We’ve seen with Elliott Nevitt’s move to Tranmere that reaching the Football League from this kind of level is possible.

“We’re now just trying to push on with the momentum we’ve got and we’re looking forward to seeing the talent we have in the area come through.”

Open trials for the above age groups are being held at Gorsey Lane on Thursday, July 22, and Thursday, July 29.