The World’s First Football Club launch new partnership with Leisure United
New for September 2020, the Player Development Scholarship will provide outstanding educational opportunities alongside realistic player pathways at the St Georges Park Thorncliffe site in Sheffield.
This Scholarship programme provides a unique pathway for gifted & talented 16-18-year olds to access a first class education combined with an elite training experience. Available to both male and female players, this full-time study programme will include a comprehensive range of support.
The educational framework will include a one-year Level 2 and a two-year Level 3 Btec qualification designed to cover the core elements of sporting performance and excellence such as Anatomy, Physiology, Coaching, Psychology and Analysis.
The course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and particularly suits those wanting to enter employment in the sports industry as sport coaches, physio’s, sports scientists and for those wishing to progress to higher education to study a sport related degree such as coaching, sports therapy and sports science.
Chris Dolby Director of Football Sheffield FC Sheffield FC Director of football We are very excited about this new partnership and believe this is another step forward in our strategic plan to improve young players. From the classroom to the training ground we are confident this programme will give students the opportunity to develop as young football players whilst getting a first-class education.
The programme will run from St. George’s Park Thorncliffe in Sheffield, the second football hub to open as part of the FA Parklife Programme. The FA and partners are focussed on significantly investing in and improving the provision and quality of grassroots facilities across the UK. The 3G artificial grass pitches offer year-round all-weather play.
Assessment days and interviews are being held now! to apply email [email protected]