Whyteleafe FC

Whyteleafe Academy trial dates for 2017/18


Plans for recruiting for the Whyteleafe FC Academy for the 2017/18 season is well underway. There are still places available and training sessions or trial games have been organised for the following dates:
  • Tuesday 1st: August 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Friday 4th: August 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Monday 7th: August 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 9th: match (ask for details)
  • Friday 11th: August 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Monday 14th: match (ask for details)
  • Wednesday 16th: match (ask for details)
  • Friday 18th: match (ask for details)
  • Monday 21st: August 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 23rd: match (ask for details)
  • Friday 25th: August 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 30th: Game (ask for details)
All training sessions will be held at the Whyteleafe FC stadium on their state-of-the-art 3G playing surface. Trials are for boys aged 16 years by 31st August 2016 and under 18 by 31st August 2016.

To book your place on the trials and for more information please contact:

Ken Fisher | email: ken.fisher@whyteleafefc.co.uk | phone 07782 476691
Jack Somm | email: jack.somm@wearescl.co.uk | phone 03456 445747

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Remember the advantages of joining our academy include training and home matches on our superb 3G stadium pitch (no midwinter mudbaths here!) and on-site education facilities (no repetitive trips from ground to college and back again).

  • Compete in the Conference Youth League
  • Professional coaching by UEFA ‘A’ and ‘B’ Licence Coaches
  • Emphasis on progressing Academy players into the Under 21s and First Team squad
  • 2-year programme
  • Level 2/3 Diploma in Sport
  • Coaching Qualifications
What is The 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.

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