Onslow St Audrey’s Football Academy will offer the opportunity for both boys and girls aged 16-18 to remain in full time education whilst pursuing a practical pathway potentially into a sporting career.
Students will be encouraged to appreciate the importance of academic qualifications whilst following their passion for football.Each player will receive an extensive training programme that will encourage them to perform as a student athlete. The coaching will be delivered by highly qualified FA coaches. These coaches are dedicated to not only improve the players’ skill but also to encourage growth as an individual through the development of a student pathway.
The Academy will run at Onslow St Audrey’s School, where home matches will be played. Academy players will also have the use of the facilities at Hatfield Leisure Centre, including 5 a side pitches, indoor facilities and a well-equipped gym.
School – Club Partnership
Stevenage FC Football Academy
- Open environment for staff and pupils to integrate and cross-over
- Player recommendations from Stevenage FC to Onslow School
- Player recommendations from Onslow School to Stevenage FC
- Experience at First Team Games
- Work experience at Stevenage FC for Onslow students and players (all ages) as reward
- Access to professional football/organisation
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About the Course
Students will study at the school, following a timetable that will be tailor made to allow a range of academic studies including a selection of A Levels and BTEC courses. One route would be to work towards the BTEC level 3 in Sport, incorporating coaching time on the pitch, 3×2 hours coaching sessions (following an academy syllabus), one on one coaching, speed, agility and quickness training as well as gym work to develop whole body fitness.
Students will be entered into the competitive British College Football League which plays league and cup matches every week. As well as engaging in football training academy students will be expected to coach and lead younger students to help develop strong mentoring and leadership skills.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of additional courses including FA coaching badges, SAQ Training and Tetra Brazil Soccer.
- Player Pathways
- Higher Education / University
- Work Experience
- Future career pathways within sport
- Further Sport Related Qualifications
- Playing opportunities / England Development Squad / Pathway to Professional Club
Who should apply?
- Sports minded people with a passion for education and sport
- Committed young footballers
- Young people with a strong interest in sport (playing)
- Young people with a strong interest in sport (coaching)
Sponsors of OSA Academy
Tel: 01707 264228