Football Academy Launched
Sporting Club Thamesmead's first education programme is underway in partnership with Charlton Athletic Community Trust and education provider SCL (which is responsible for the management and delivery of the education element of the programme).
The Thamesmead Town FC Football Academy is a one or two year, full-time Education and Football Development programme which is fully-funded and therefore free to students.
20 players have been accepted onto the course and will represent Thamesmead Town FC's Academy side in the Conference Youth Alliance League for U19s.
“The boys have graced the training sessions with their football ability and hard work and shown fantastic attitude to the programme as a whole.” Dan Wells, Sporting Club Thamesmead
Dan continued: “Over the two-year programme, the Academy players will study a variety of nationally-recognised qualifications within the subject of sport, coaching and fitness. The education programme will include qualifications such as VRQ Diplomas, delivered at Level 2 and Level 3 (A-Level equivalence).
“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.”