AFC SUDBURY director of football Danny Laws says he and his colleagues have been "nothing but impressed" by academy partners Little Oakley.

The new scheme is being run in partnership with the Suffolk giant's highly-successful and established Academy.

A dozen places have been offered to budding young players which means there are four more up for grabs.

The next trial night will take place at the Memorial Ground on Tuesday (March 26), from 7pm.

"Myself and my colleagues have spent the last four years building our highly-successful model," said Laws.

"We wouldn't put our name to anything that's going to be sub-standard.

"However, I'm pleased to say we've been nothing but impressed with Oakley.

"From our point of view, it became an easy decision and we have complete confidence that they will be able to mirror our scheme and replicate our model.

"(Chairman) Michael Good, (first-team manager) Matt Carmichael and (coach) Mark Sharp are vastly-experienced and so well-placed to make this a success.

"It's the people that make any football club.

"The way they run their club and conduct their business is so impressive and we're very much looking forward to working with them."

To register an interest and secure a place at next week's information/trial evening, complete the online form on the Oakley website.

Alternatively, for more information, contact Acorns chairman Michael Good on 07584 254957.

"Oakley have excellent facilities - their pitch is in good nick, they have a 3G surface, more pitches out the back and plenty of space in their clubhouse," added Laws.

"Hopefully between us we can produce some talented footballers, who want to learn the game but also get a decent education.

"It's about quality rather than quantity and that's why this isn't open to anyone.

"It's a serious football academy and we're only interested in boys who really want it, rather than just fancying a kickabout.

"We want boys with the right attitude, determination, commitment and ambition - players that are highly motivated and will be proud to pull the shirt on."