Year 11 students offered chance to play for Albion in Futsal League
The Albion Foundation are currently recruiting Year 11 students from across Sandwell and Birmingham to study on their Post 16 Futsal and Education Programme.
The course, due to begin in September this year, will offer current year 11s the opportunity to spend their college years learning and playing “The Albion Way”.
The successful programme has already seen past students going on to Universities like Manchester, Gloucester and Birmingham, with other students choosing to go to the USA to play college football on full-time scholarships.
Prospective students will be presented with a fantastic opportunity to represent Albion in the Football League Futsal Leagues, donning the Baggies kit and competing every Wednesday against other teams from around the country.
This all takes place at the Birmingham International Futsal Arena, where students will compete in the Midland League, against clubs like Wolves, Derby, Leicester, Cheltenham and others.
Additionally, students have the opportunity to compete in the popular Soccer Am Cup where the best two teams in the Midland League will go through to face different teams from other leagues. The Soccer AM Cup is screened live on Soccer AM, with player interviews, matches and features all part of the tournament.
The coaching will be stretched across the week with students receiving 4-5 hours contact time each week, and will be delivered by UEFA B Licensed Coaches.
Students are also given opportunities to attend subsidised football courses and futsal courses throughout their time with us, and certain modules include organising open evenings and tournaments.
In addition, paid employment may well be on offer to the best candidates.
Entry requirements to the course are 4 GCSE’s A*-C, with C’s in English and Maths. The course is based at The Hawthorns with teaching taking place in the club’s Media Suite that overlooks the pitch.
Students will study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, which is the equivalent to 3 A Levels. This allows students the opportunity to apply to Universities both in Britain and America. Teaching takes place for 10-15 hours per week, with students also required to do independent study.
We only have 30 places available for September 2015. We have received a lot of interest so apply now to prevent disappointment.