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๐Ÿง  We're offering FREE help and support around mental health and wellbeing Any organisation that signs up for aโ€ฆ https://t.co/Zfboj1H0t9

RT @BeaconofLight: โช ๐šƒ๐™ท๐š๐™พ๐š†๐™ฑ๐™ฐ๐™ฒ๐™บ ๐šƒ๐™ท๐š„๐š๐š‚๐™ณ๐™ฐ๐šˆ โช Sir Bob Murray and local school pupils bury a time capsule on the Beacon of Light developmentโ€ฆ

๐Ÿค— When you hear that Little Dribblers Playgroup returns today! ๐Ÿ“ Beacon of Light ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Thursday 9.30-11.30am ๐Ÿ‘ถ Age 0โ€ฆ https://t.co/ef85ou3zYu

๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ Little Dribblers Playgroup returns tomorrow and it will be free of charge! ๐Ÿ“ Beacon of Light ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Thโ€ฆ https://t.co/FBLD2g3jLA

๐ŸŒŸ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ,๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ? Find out more โฉโ€ฆ https://t.co/FyMObPogIV

๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ Little Dribblers Playgroup returns this week and it will be free of charge! ๐Ÿ“ Beacon of Light ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Tโ€ฆ https://t.co/Mw47upMV3y

๐Ÿ”ฅ Eแด แด‡ษดษชษดษข แด€ษดแด… Wแด‡แด‡แด‹แด‡ษดแด… Fแดแดแด›ส™แด€สŸสŸ Rแด‡แด›แดœส€ษดs Little Skills Little Dribblers 1:1 Coaching Gameplay Soccer Saturday Bโ€ฆ https://t.co/W7Cudboa00

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค ๐‘ถ๐’๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’˜๐’ Thank you for the memories. https://t.co/g0JxDgGxCb

๐Ÿ˜ธ Wildcats return tonight! ๐Ÿ“ Beacon of Light โ“ Girls aged 5-11 ๐Ÿ—“ 14th Sept - 19th Oct ๐Ÿ•  5-6pm Book your place ๐Ÿ‘‰โ€ฆ https://t.co/FArNudGhiZ

๐Ÿ“ธ More shots from Saturday's game as the players get behind our #BeAGameChanger mental health programme... ๐Ÿ“ง beagaโ€ฆ https://t.co/yBu403ydLR

โญ Carl Winiesta reppin our #BeAGameChanger shirt - only right with him being THE game changer on Saturday! Theโ€ฆ https://t.co/QY7QwDqyiv

๐Ÿ… โ€˜๐‘บ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’–๐’” ๐’š๐’†๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’‚๐’โ€ฆโ€™ BIG thank you and a HUGE well done to all of our #TeamFoL runners - hope the legs arenโ€™t toโ€ฆ https://t.co/ZSg9MWc7TV

๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—˜๐—ฅ Little Dribblers Playgroup returns this week and it will be free of charge! ๐Ÿ“ Beacon of Light ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Tโ€ฆ https://t.co/TDCblqKAZN

@christoph_21 Amazing! Well done, Chris - and thank you!

๐Ÿ‘ Well done, Frankie! https://t.co/gPQ5u51Qyk

RT @Frankie____: I DID IT! 1hr45mins !!!! Thanks for all the well wishes and donations to the @SAFCFoL #GreatNorthRun What an event wellโ€ฆ

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค Two of our ownโ€ฆ @JackGray1997 x @jake_hannah #GreatNorthRun https://t.co/QMW4L3UHZv

๐Ÿ˜Ž Looking good @Dows88 and @Backhouse_88 Thank you for your support ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป #GreatNorthRun https://t.co/ET8mYvh9yS https://t.co/5qKFciFV2W

๐ŸŒŸ๐——๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ,๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ? Find out more โฉโ€ฆ https://t.co/OXyNeFAaGO

๐Ÿ€ A ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—š๐—ข๐—ข๐—— ๐—Ÿ๐—จ๐—–๐—ž to everyone taking part in the #GreatNorthRun today! ๐Ÿ‘ And a ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ด ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ to the 20 fundraiโ€ฆ https://t.co/lZy3D8V1CY

Football Scholarship

Course Overview

Foundation of Lightโ€™s Football Scholarship gives talented footballers aged 16-18 years old, the opportunity to represent Sunderland AFC and gain nationally recognised qualifications through an extensive football and education programme.

Course Structure

Play

  • Students will represent Sunderland AFC in the National Football Youth League and EFL Community & Education Football Alliance against other club representative teams.
  • The competitions are exclusively for development teams from Premier League and Football League clubs, meaning the football experience is as close to Academy football as possible.
  • Home games will take place at the Academy of Light (Sunderland Campus) or Coxhoe Athletic FC’s Beechfield Park (South Durham Campus).

Train

  • Students will train up to five days per week focusing on the FA 4 corner model of Long Term Player Development, with full-time UEFA A and UEFA B qualified coaches.
  • Coaching programmes are designed to mirror the ethos and schedule of players attending professional academies.
  • Players will be given individual learning opportunities as well as position specific training.
  • Specialist goalkeeper training led by UEFA B licensed GK coaches.

Study

  • Through our unique partnership with Tyne Coast College (South Tyneside College and TyneMet College) we offer a main and secondary educational pathway.
  • Our main academic programme allows students to develop the essential skills, knowledge and qualifications required to progress into a career in sport and leisure, either directly, or through higher education.
  • Students will study a full-time Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development (equivalent to three A Levels) under the guidance of the Foundation of Lightโ€™s expert Education Officers.
  • Classes are delivered over a period of two-years with a mixture of theory and practical sessions and assessed through external exams, observed practical assessments, written reports, presentations, discussions, case studies and workbooks.
  • The secondary pathway allows students to study a range of A Levels. This route may limit access to football due to the academic timetable, but each student would have a bespoke experience dependent on their subjects.
  • All students will be given the opportunity to gain an FA Level 1 in Football Coaching.

Facilities

  • Train at the Beacon of Light and Monkwearmouth Academy (Sunderland Campus) and Sunnydale Leisure Centre and Alan Armstrong Centre (South Durham Campus).
  • The Education element of the programme will take place at the Stadium of Light (Sunderland Campus) and Foundations in Shildon (South Durham Campus).
  • Additional training opportunities at official Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light.

Additional Benefits

  • Play in the Sunderland AFC official Adidas home and away strips.
  • Train and learn in the official Sunderland AFC official adidas team wear.
  • Individual and squad photo shoots at the Stadium of Light.
  • Opportunities to impress in showcase game against local semi-professional clubs and EFL and Premier League Academy teams.
  • Opportunities to showcase talent through access to NFYL and English Schools representative squads trials.

Strength & Conditioning

  • Support through highly qualified and experienced staff. Students will be provided with bespoke individual training plans to help improve their physical development and manage injury prevention.

Physiotherapy

  • Students will have access to high quality physiotherapy support for injury diagnosis and rehabilitation programmes.

Analysis

  • Students will have game improvement support through video analysis of games and training. This can be accessed individually and through team workshops.

Nutrition

  • Students will take part in nutrition workshops, covering regular, training and performance phases.

Career support

  • Students will have access to the Foundation of Lights wide range of programmes to help them focus on their career path, offering chances to be trained and gain experience in their chosen field whilst still studying on the course.

Entry Requirements

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development Level 3:

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

Level 2 is available for those who do not meet the requirements, subject to an interview.

For more information on the Foundation of Light Football Scholarship please call 0191ย 5634777ย (Monkwearmouth Men’s and Ladies), 01388 317007ย (South Durham) or email info@foundationoflight.co.uk.

I would recommend the course to any young aspiring footballer wanting to play professional as without it I would not have achieved what I have. The quality training and game time gave me the experience I needed to accomplish my goals and pursue my dream.

Elliott Stephenson, Hartlepool United

The Scholarship has helped me develop into a better player and the education side gives us opportunities to go to university or even set up our own business.

Aaron Duell, Monkwearmouth Scholars captain

The Scholarship has helped me massively. From a year and a half ago I wasnโ€™t the player I am now. The coaches do anything for you to make you a better footballer and constantly give you opportunities to get into clubs and achieve your dream.

Craig Ellison, Burnley FC

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