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Academic Provision

 

FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

DIRECTLY LINKED TO COLCHESTER UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB 

 

Course information for September 2020 - please download here

 

EDUCATIONAL PROVISION

  • BTEC Level 3 in Sport Diploma equivalent to 2 A Levels
  • English and Maths re -sits potentially available

 

Who is this course for?

Those who wish to develop their football career on a full time basis and obtain a Level 3 qualification. Potential future employment areas are PE teaching, video/performance analysis, health and fitness industry, physiotherapy, sports management, coaching, law, business, sound engineer, social work, etc.   

A significant number of past students have progressed to university.  Six students from South Chingford Foundation School have become professional footballers.  Approximately 25% of students over the last couple of years have been offered football and education scholarships (ranging from 80 – 100%) to the USA.

 

Course details

  • A full time programme (2 years) of football and education for students aged 16 -19, to start in September 2019 (pre-season preparation starts in August 2020).
  • The players would access on average 8 hours of structured coaching per week delivered by a senior FA UEFA licensed coaches
  • Opportunities to play competitive matches in the Colleges Youth League and with linked clubs at semi-professional/senior level. We also enter the National Cups and various regional cups.
  • Invitational opportunities to train with Colchester United Football Club. There are also showcase matches including scholarship opportunities for the USA.
  • Players will receive regular mentoring sessions to discuss football and educational development, alongside career progression opportunities/routes.
  • Entry requirements for the Education and Football Development Programme will be based on selection criteria at the trials and appropriate GCSE/BTEC grades.
  • Players will have the opportunity to attend an overseas biennial football and education tour to the USA.
  • We also have close links with universities (including USA) and potential employers. These links will provide playing, coaching and studying opportunities for students to develop further, once they have completed the programme.
  • Post 18 football and degree programme opportunities

 

Career Pathways

University - potential routes: sports related subjects, social sciences, creative industries etc.

Football - USA football and education scholarships.  Post 18 football and degree programme linked to South Chingford (Rushcroft), 18 - U23s.

College – BTEC L4

Email L.Ashworth@southchingfordfs.org.uk  Tel: 020 8498 4670

 

Football trials will be held on Friday 20th March 2020, 1.00 to 3.30 p.m. at the Peter May Centre, Wadham Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4HR.