Carshalton Boys Sports College are proud to announce a new Football Academy programme in partnership with Crystal Palace FC. The programme provides the opportunity for sixth form students to participate in a Football Academy development programme whist following a full time Level 3 academic programme of study.
Coaches from the Crystal Palace FC Foundation will be resident at the college and will be responsible for delivering the football coaching syllabus, involving tactical, technical, psychological and physical attributes which will lead young people to gain valuable football experience and coaching qualifications.
The programme looks to challenge players’ football ability by competing at the highest level. The teams will compete in a number of potential leagues including the Conference Youth Alliance League, Southern Youth Floodlit League and the Premier League / Football League Development League where the most talented players have opportunities to trial at local semi-professional and professional clubs as well as being supported through college scholarship applications.
Key benefits of the football academy programme include:
- Access to high quality coaching and daily access to a UEFA qualified coaching team
- Branded match and training kit
- First class coaching from a Premier League team
- Injury support from a physiotherapist
- Behind the scenes look at Crystal Palace Football Club
- Mentoring of students by football coaches
- Additional sports coaching qualifications alongside studies
- Opportunities for work experience and volunteering with Crystal Palace FC Foundation
- Potential employment opportunities
The education programme offered at Carshalton Boys Sports College will enable players to study a full programme of A-Level or BTEC courses offered at the centre. Players are not restricted in their course selections however they must meet the individual entry requirements of each subject area. Potential players are actively encouraged to visit the school and discuss future career plans to ensure students receive the right information, advice and guidance for their potential career pathways.
Trials and interviews for the Football Academy will be taking place at Carshalton Boys Sports College between November 2016 to January 2017, by invitation.
Anyone interested in registering for the programme needs to complete a Carshalton Boys Sixth Form application which has a section specific to the Crystal Palace programme.