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Jun 23

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Football Scholarship

Foundation of Light’s Football Scholarship gives 16-18 year olds the opportunity to represent Sunderland AFC and gain nationally recognised qualifications through an intensive football and education programme.

Foundation of Light’s Football Scholarship is delivered in partnership with Monkwearmouth Sixth Form Academy, South Tyneside College and Shildon AFC, Boldon School, The Hermitage Academy and is sponsored by leading dispensed soft drink suppliers ABCO-Anderson Beverage Company Limited.

Match highlights and match reports feature weekly on SportsByte and are produced by Sports Journalism students at the University of Sunderland.

You can keep up to date with the Foundation of Light Scholars on Twitter at @FoLScholars.

Football Overview

Students will represent the Black Cats in the FA National U19 Youth Development League or the Regional College League against sides such as Chelsea, Burnley, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa.

The competition is 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 are currently played at Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light, Monkwearmouth Academy and Shildon AFC’s Dean Street ensuring scholars develop their football skills in first-class environments.

  • TRAINING

Students will train up to five days per week focusing their technical, tactical and analytical skills and fitness with full-time UEFA A and UEFA B qualified coaches, mirroring the training schedule of players at professional Academies.

  • PERFORMANCE & MATCH ANALYSIS

Using footage recorded by SportsByte at the University of Sunderland, students will have the opportunity to watch back each fixture for detailed analysis with the coaching team.

  • STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

With the physical demands placed on players in football and training games, elements of training place emphasis on physical development, transferring improvements from gym to pitch.

  • NUTRITION

Players will receive advice on nutritional regimes that will allow for optimal performance to assist preparation and recovery from training and games, including guest masterclasses.

Education Overview

The Academic programme allows students 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 two A Levels) under the guidance of the Foundation of Light’s expert Education Officers.

Classes are delivered over a period of two-years and a mixture of theory and practical sessions and assessed through external exams, observed practical assessments, written reports, presentations, discussions, case studies and workbooks.

The course is equivalent to three ‘A’ levels which means upon completion of the course students can choose whether to get a job straight away or go into higher education.

Scholars will also be given the opportunity to gain an FA Level 1 in Football Coaching.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Potential career pathways include, but are not limited to:

– Sports coaching
– Sports science
– Physiotherapy
– Sports medicine
– Personal training
– Sports journalism

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

Recruiting Now for the 2018-19 season!

Information Evenings:

  • Thursday 17th May (6pm), Hermitage Academy, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3AD
  • Tuesday 29th May (6pm-7.30pm), Foundations, Shildon, DL4 1DT

Men’s Open Trials:

  • Tuesday 29th May (10am-noon), Sunnydale Leisure Centre, Shildon, DL4 2EE
  • Thursday 31st May (10am-3pm), Beacon of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU
  • Friday 1st June (10am-noon), Sunnydale Leisure Centre, Shildon, DL4 2EE

Girls’ Open Trials:

  • Wednesday 30th May (10am-3pm), Beacon of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU

For more information on the Foundation of Light Football Scholarship please email jade.royal@foundationoflight.co.uk or call 0191 5515077.

Information Evenings

  • Thursday 17th May (6pm), Hermitage Academy, Chester-le-Street, DH2 3AD
  • Tuesday 29th May (6pm-7.30pm), Foundations, Shildon, DL4 1DT

Open Trials

Men’s Open Trials:

  • Tuesday 29th May (10am-noon), Sunnydale Leisure Centre, Shildon, DL4 2EE
  • Thursday 31st May (10am-3pm), Beacon of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU
  • Friday 1st June (10am-noon), Sunnydale Leisure Centre, Shildon, DL4 2EE

Girls’ Open Trials:

  • Wednesday 30th May (10am-3pm), Beacon of Light, Sunderland, SR5 1SU

“The Football Scholarship helps young people become involved in sport, not only on a recreational basis but hopefully leading to employment or further study within the sports profession.”

Jamie Chandler, Monkweamouth Scholarship Coach