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RT @FolClub: Great to have 20 players at our first u6s open training session at @BeaconofLight tonight!! See you all next week ⚽️🔴⚪️👍

RT @SunderlandAFC: GOOOOAALLL!! @LeeConnelly64 is at it again as he cancels out Jamie Soule's 11th-minute goal to put the Lads back on lev…

RT @SunderlandAFC: Here's how our under-23s line-up this evening against @WBA... #SAFC #PL2 https://t.co/OhXADHJhua

Our #LittleDribblers and #SchoolofDance youngsters have loved their #HalfTerm sessions at the @BeaconofLight today!… https://t.co/9ynkgmVnzQ

RT @FoLScholars: If you missed our Men's Open Trials today, we're holding further events this week at the @BeaconofLight and Alun Armstrong…

RT @FoLScholars: Want to find out more about our Ladies Scholarship programme which offer routes into women's football, Higher Education an…

JOIN OUR TEAM! We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals for the following positions: ▪ Apprenticeshi… https://t.co/3hvNAoPtT5

RT @FoLScholars: We also have over 30 promising young players taking to the @BeaconofLight's outdoor pitches trying out for our Men's Schol…

RT @SAFCLadies: MATCH REPORT 📝: Six Sunderland goals and three points to read about as the report for yesterday's home victory against Hull…

RT @FoLScholars: We're underway with our Ladies Scholars invite only trials featuring @SunderlandRTC U16 players and county representative…

RT @FoLScholars: WELL DONE to Maria who scored her first goal for @SAFCLadies against @HullCityLFC yesterday! #HawaytheLasses https://t.co/…

@andrew_hird Good guess Andrew, it's picalilli!

Exciting day at the @BeaconofLight as we're tasting the menu ahead of our first Gala Awards Dinner courtesy of… https://t.co/TUxeQeoq4S

Play, learn and have fun this #HalfTerm with our FREE #Disability Multi-Sports session at the @BeaconofLight! The… https://t.co/jw4kReK89g

Looking for sporting fun and activities for your children this February #HalfTerm? We have something for everyone!… https://t.co/fDJCRqvQGf

RT @SAFCLadies: IT'S MATCH DAY! Today we return home to face @HullCityLFC in the @FAWNL! Kick-off is 2pm at The Hetton Centre #HawayTheL

RT @SAFCLadies: 1 day to go! Tomorrow we return to The Hetton Centre to take on @HullCityLFC! #HawayTheLasses #FAWNL #WeAreNational https…

Did you know that we have our own Foundation of Light School of Dance? This #HalfTerm learn a variety of styles i… https://t.co/nhQl3VnWhg

Coaches Academy

Work alongside experienced Sunderland AFC-approved coaches to gain the qualifications, skills and experience you need to pursue a career in sports coaching.

Based at South Tyneside College and Monkwearmouth Academy, the programme includes two days at college then three days per week alongside coach mentors who will support you to become job ready!

Trainees will study a full-time OCR Level 3 Diploma in Sport Physical Activity Development under the expert guidance of the Foundation’s Education Officers.

Trainees will be guaranteed an interview with Foundation of Light on successful completion of the two-year programme, with other job opportunities and career pathways in sports coaching also available to you. Coaches Academy is also suitable for those wanting to progress into Higher Education.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English (Grade 4).

Every applicant will be assessed on an individual basis and decisions will be made to ensure the programme is suitable before any invitations are offered.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • FA Football Coaching Level 1 and Level 2 Awards
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Development, Coaching and Fitness (equivalent to two A Levels)
  • Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Learning in Physical Education and Sport

Entry requirements: At least five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English.

For more information on the Foundation of Light Coaches Academy please email info@foundationoflight.co.uk or call 0191 5634777.

The Coaches Academy gave me everything I needed to kick-off my career. I never imagined that within four years of leaving school I’d be coaching at the Academy of Light but the Coaches Academy made that possible.

Nathan Kew, Foundation & SAFC coach

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