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RT @Jamie_Wright4: Typically diverse day @SAFCFoL today - started off teaching Sign Language at a old people’s home, then met @EFLTrust to…

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RT @NESA_WomenFB: Next up for our @NU_Foundation team in the @NFYLU19 Women's Northern Premier Division - Sunderland @SAFCFoL at @johnspenc

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RT @WBD_CharitiesUK: We were proud to sponsor the Uniquely North East award at last week's #NECharityAwards. Congratulations to all the nom…

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Oct 14

Great result for @SAFCLadies who are through to the third round of the @FAWNL Cup! #HawaytheLasses https://t.co/mvpt1HWFNw

Oct 14

RT @SRTRC_England: #SAFC are supporting #wearredday. Get your workplace or school to take part this Friday 19th Oct. @SAFCFoL #showracismth

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: 66' GOAL FOR SUNDERLAND! It's another own goal as Hutchinson's teasing cross from the left is deflected in off the far post…

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: 58' GOAL FOR SUNDERLAND! Atkinson crosses in from the right. Clarke dives out to push away the cross but it deflects back o…

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: Half-time: Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-2 Sunderland AFC Emily Hutchinson's early strike put Sunderland ahead before Anna You…

Oct 14

RT @SAFCLadies: TEAM NEWS: Here's how the Black Cats line up to face @WolvesWomen I'm the @FAWNL Cup... #HawayTheLasses https://t.co/mGfM2…

Oct 14

RT @BeaconofLight: If you are attending today’s @slandfutsalclub match, please park in the GREEN car park (Ticket Office) and NOT the servi…

Oct 14

It’s a big month of international football for some of our @SunderlandRTC players! Good luck to Daisy, Grace, Rebe… https://t.co/FkyOqASXdG

Oct 13

RT @Official_SAFC: Thanks @SunderlandAFC for the support today, hopefully we can go a long way 🔴⚪️⚽️🚂🏆

Oct 13

RT @SunderlandAFC: North East football ❤️ A favourite of ours, @Official_SAFC, advanced in the #FAVase today 👏 This is definitely just th…

Oct 13

RT @SAFCLadies: 1️⃣ DAY TO GO! Tomorrow we are back on the road to take on @WolvesWomen in the @FAWNL Cup 2nd Round! #HawayTheLasses #FAW

Oct 13

Join us on Saturday 27th October a match day kickabout. Bring your children aged 5-16 year olds to the Beacon of… https://t.co/MAqBrzdZ2G

Oct 13

No @SunderlandAFC game but there is plenty of our local teams in action across the #NorthEast! Good luck to our fr… https://t.co/6G4b6ZOzao

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