Sky1 and Sky1 HD have launched a search for the UK and Ireland’s next football sensation.

Open to only 16-18 year olds, Football’s Next Star will be offering young players the chance of a lifetime- a contract at Jose Mourinho’s Italian champions, Inter Milan.

Production Manager, James Townley of Sky1, Sky2, Sky3, says: ‘Sky1 is always on the look out for exciting and entertaining new shows and Football’s Next Star is just that. It’s the X-Factor of football. I just wish I was young enough to enter.’

The search begins in June when renowned premiership footballer and Sky Sports commentator Jamie Redknapp – plus Inter Milan’s top coaches and scouts – will oversee trials to be held in four cities across the UK and Ireland.

The dates are;

Dublin – 26-29 June

Manchester – 3-6 July

London – 10-15 July

Glasgow – 17-20 July

For full entry details and to enter the competition please visit

Words by Nadifa Sheikhey