• SFC's Jade to join Wath Scholarship
  • SFC's Jade to join Wath Scholarship
  • SFC's Jade to join Wath Scholarship
  • SFC's Jade to join Wath Scholarship
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SFC's Jade to join Wath Scholarship

08/04/2019

The Sheffield FC Football Scholarship Programme at Wath Comprehensive School is proud to announce that it will be running a Girls’ Football Scholarship starting in September 2019. It’s an exciting time for Sheffield FC – the World’s First Football Club, as this opportunity is offered to girls across South Yorkshire for the first time. The programme has already attracted a good number of players, having confirmed signings from Doncaster Belles RTC, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, alongside other local grassroots’ sides. The Girls’ Scholarship team will compete in the AoC Yorkshire and Humber West League next season, and will find itself up against Huddersfield New College, Sheffield College and New College Pontefract, amongst others. The programme will offer over five hours a week of football coaching (including strength and conditioning, individual and match analysis, and Futsal), alongside a weekly match on Wednesday afternoon. The programme is designed for 16-18 year olds who want to continue their football post-GCSE, and offers a varied and individualised sixth-form education with opportunities to study ‘A’ Levels or BTEC/Applied subjects, which are tailored to the students. It has been confirmed this past week, that Sheffield FC Ladies’ very own Jade Butcher, who currently studies at Maltby Academy (a partner school of Wath Comprehensive School) will be joining the programme next year. Jade is a fantastic addition to the programme, and her calibre will propel the programme over its initial years, showing the quality of player that such a programme can attract. Prior to joining Sheffield FC, Jade previously played for York City RTC. She is a quality centre half, having also played across a variety of other positions, showing her versatility. Jade met with the Scholarship coaching team a couple of weeks ago, and was very impressed with how this football programme could work alongside her first team commitments and continue her development through the week. She was also keen to express her opinion that an extra game a week would develop her further. Offers of possible scholarship opportunities in America become available in the second year of study, something Jade has already shown a keen interest in. With close links with many different providers, Wath would be delighted if she continues to pursue this. If your daughter/son are interested in football scholarship opportunities with Sheffield FC – the World’s First Football Club, please contact Mr E Flowers on either football@wcs.rotherham.sch.uk or 01709 760222 Opt. 6. On contact, we will be able to arrange a player meeting and discuss the programme further and the next steps to becoming a Sheffield FC Scholar!