Being inclusive is at the core of Sports Connect’s values and we are always looking to explore opportunities that we can embrace all our community. In September 2023 we are launching our Post 16 Girls Football Academy. As an Approved NCFE Centre, the academic curriculum offers 16–24-year-olds (19-24 with an EHCP) a NCFE qualification in sport ranging from entry level up to an extended diploma dependant on the students’ academic grade on entry. Depending on each individual students’ needs will depend on the length and level of study, however a three-year programme is available, and we have no grade entry requirements to access our education programmes.
We can provide relevant work placements with local sports partners based on everyone’s future work aspirations. Examples of this is where some of our students will support primary school sport events, local sports clubs, football clubs and sports organisations. Alongside our bespoke education provision we will also have a professionally set up football academy. The players will train 3 times a week with a league fixture or arranged fixture programme in place. We also have access to the onsite gym facilities that the players can use to meet the requirement of their gym programme.
The players will be taken through a robust learning curriculum that will cover all aspects of their development and playing roles and responsibilities. Our coaches are all UEFA qualified and regularly take part in continuous professional development opportunities. We are building a coaching team that has worked within the women and girls game and understands how players like to be challenged and developed. If you have any questions or would like to register your interest please click on the button below.