Whyteleafe FC

Academy Squad

Whyteleafe FC Academy aim is to work with young people who have recently left school and who are looking to further their education whilst playing football. Whyteleafe FC learning providers are SCL. Whyteleafe Academy play in the U19 Alliance League competing against National League academies such as Woking, Eastleigh and Aldershot Town. Whyteleafe Academy players train three times per week and play midweek fixtures. All training sessions and matches will be held at the Whyteleafe FC stadium on our state of the art 3G playing surface. Whyteleafe Academy also have the advantage of holding all education lessons on site where you will also train. Whyteleafe Academy also provide changing and showering facilities.  


Trial 1 - Tuesday 3rd April 2018 - 1.30pm-3.30pm. 
Trial 2 - Thursday 5th April 2018 - 1.30pm-3.30pm. 

  • Compete in the U19 Alliance League
  • Professional coaching by UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licence Coaches 
  • Progress Academy players into the Under 23s and First Team squad
  • 2-year programme
  • Level 2/3 Diploma in Sport
  • Coaching Qualifications 

What is The Whyteleafe Football Academy?
The Football Academy is a 2-year, full-time Education and Football Development programme delivered in partnership with Professional and Non-League Football Clubs. Open to talented footballers aged between 16–18 years, the Academy Programme is a must for any football enthusiast. A playing trial will be required as places will be offered based on playing ability.

Academy Football
All academy players will receive daily training involving individual and team coaching from highly Qualified FA coaches affiliated to the football club. Players will receive guidance on individual football fitness, nutritional advice and a regular appraisal to monitor each player’s development both on and off the pitch. Players will have the opportunity to represent the football club through the Academy, Youth, College or Reserve Team, with the aim to progress into the first team or higher.

What Education Programme will I study?
Over the 2-year duration, players will study a variety of National Recognised Qualifications within the subject of Sport, Coaching & Fitness. Players will study the Diploma in Sport, delivered at Level 2 and 3 standard (A-Level equivalence), FA Coaching Qualifications together with core skills in Maths and English. Successful completion of the educational programme will enable players to follow pathways into Higher Education at selected Universities and employment opportunities within the Sport and leisure industry, including coaching placements and playing scholarships in America.
Who will deliver the Education?
The club have linked with SCL, a Further Education and Work Based Training Provider, who will be responsible for the management and delivery of the educational element of the Academy. SCL currently work in partnership with many Sixth Form Schools, Further Education Colleges and Football Academies in the South of England and have over 10 years of experience successfully delivering vocational and academic sports-based qualifications. The SCL team consist of highly qualified and experienced Teachers, Assessors, Verifiers and FA Coach Educators.

What are the Costs?
Both the Football and Educational element of the Academy is fully funded and therefore there is no cost to join the programme. There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further details will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into the Football Academy.

The management team comprises of:

Academy Director: Ken Fisher
Academy Coach: Harry Martin
Academy Coach: Charlie Bickell

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