A full-time education and football development programme for 16-18 year olds.
National League U19 Alliance
FREE for 16-18 year olds - There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit.
4-5 GCSE's Level 9-4 including English or Maths, or both.
You will need to be 16 years old by 31st August, ready to start the programme in early September.
SCL Education Group
COURSE START DATE
For 2019 course information, please request a prospectus below.
Darlington FC, Blackwell Meadows, Grange Road, Darlington, DL1 5NR
Access to University, Apprenticeships, play professional and semi-professional football, football coaching, Sport, Leisure and Fitness jobs.
If successful you will be given a conditional offer and then accepted depending on your results in August.
Players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within sport, coaching and fitness managed by SCL.
Where required students will study Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills.
SCL Education Group is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of education through sport.
In addition to classroom based learning delivered by our outstanding teachers and training by highly qualified coaches, students will have access Pro-VLE, our Digital Learning Environment. Pro-VLE has been specifically designed to create a personalised, first class, digital learning experience for our students and has been tailored to support their education and development.
There will be a subsidised cost for purchasing training kit at the start of the season. Further details about this will be provided upon the player’s acceptance into The Football Academy.
Tommy Wright, a 33 year old UEFA Licensed Coach in his fourth season of Management. Having experienced it all in a short period of time, from winning a League Title in his first season, to being relegated in his second. Once this season comes to a close it will be back to back mid table finishes with the focus on reaching the playoffs next term.
This will be the third Football Academy Tommy has set up, and after handing out over thirty first team debuts at his two previous Clubs Nuneaton Town and Corby Town, once again Tommy will be looking to make his mark on youngsters careers. A key part of his philosophy and focus is integrating youth and player development.
As a player Tommy achieved what all aspiring 16-18 year olds want to achieve. A Premier League debut as a seventeen year old playing for his hometown team Leicester City. The striker then went onto represent England at both a European under 19 Championship and an under 20 World Cup wearing the number 9 jersey in the process. After representing Clubs such as Leicester City, Barnsley and Aberdeen through a 12 year playing career he entered into Management.