STURRIDGE FOOTBALL ACADEMY LONDON

ACADEMY OVERVIEW

The Sturridge Football Academy is based at the exclusive University of Westminster Sports Ground in Chiswick, London. The programme is run by a team of qualified teachers and UEFA Pro Licensed Football Coaches. The Academy compete in the ECFA League and regularly showcase in professional arenas.

FACILITIES

• Grass Pitches
• Astro Pitches
• Gym
• Swimming Pool
• Classroom with IT Access
• Chill out Lounge
• Catering Facilities

MEET THE TEAM

Academy Director –
Lead Tutor – David Hay – PGCE, QTLS & BA (HONS)

David is a qualified teacher, who has worked in education for the last 8 years, specialising in post 16 education. He has previously held roles including Director of Education and Lead Tutor at Colleges and Training Providers in the South East of England. David also has a background in elite sport, having competed and coached tennis throughout Europe.

EDUCATION 

Scholars will study a Level 3 BTEC Sport Extended Diploma (Performance & Excellence). This is a 2/3 year programme and consists of the following units -:

Year 1 – Anatomy & Physiology
• Physiology of Sport
• Assessing Risk in Sport
• Fitness Training in Sport
• Sports Coaching
• Fitness Testing in Sport
• Sports Nutrition

Year 2 – Practical Team Sport
• Current Issues in Sport
• Sports Psychology
• Sports Injuries
• Analysis of Sport
• Sport as a Business

Optional Year 3 – Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle in Sport
• Talent Identification in Sport
• Rules and Regulations in Sport
• Work Experience in Sport
• Technical and Tactical Skills in Sport
• The Athletes Lifestyle

APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1

Attend a trial at
THE STURRIDGE
FOOTBALL
ACADEMY

Step 2

Selected players will be invited to a presentation evening at the football academy, here you will get a chance to learn more about the programme, meet the Sturridge team and tour the facilities.

Step 3

Selected players will be
made an conditional offer
based on predicted
GCSE grades.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
All level 3 courses require learners to achieve 3 A-C GCSE’s (Maths & English being two of these)

COSTS INVOLVED
All courses are fully funded by the Government, however there will be a cost incurred to purchase training kit. Kit can be purchased by contacting us via email: info@sturridgefootballacademy.co.uk or david@sturridgefootballacademy.co.uk

PROGRESSION ROUTES

There are many pathways available to students after they graduate from a Sturridge Academy programme -:

• Full time Employment in the Sport and Leisure Industry
• Professional/Semi Professional Football Contract
• Progression to University within the United Kingdom
• American University Soccer Scholarship
• Sports Coaching/Development Apprenticeship

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

• Safeguarding Policy
• Equality & Diversity Policy
• E Policy
• Date Protection Policy
• Prevent and British Values Policy
• Additional Learning Support Policy
• Complaints policy
• Health & Safety Policy

The STURRIDGE FOOTBALL ACADEMY

Every player has the dream of playing professionally against the top teams and world-class players but the majority of players wonder how they can find a way to make these dreams become a reality.

ABOUT OUR TEAM

Established in 2014, the STURRIDGE FOOTBALL ACADEMY assists young athletes achieve their aspirations of becoming footballers. Aside from football, we believe that education plays a vital part in the development of each player, which is why we have created opportunities and pathways for players upon graduation of the course.

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