Kidlington FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers who wish to join a semi-professional academy in the Southern League (SL) where you will study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play your games at Southern League grounds where all games are filmed.
The Kidlington ‘Education and Football Academy’ is part of the Southern League Football Academy (SLFA) and is an alternative to college and is ideal for any 16-19 year olds who wants to gain a great education and develop as a footballer at the same time.
The SL Football Academy is one of three leagues at step seven of the pyramid system that is a league wide education and football programme which also consists of the Northern Premier League (nplfa.co.uk) and the Isthmian League (theilfa.co.uk). Together, they are part of the ESPFA (English Semi-Professional Football Academy) the overarching organisation of this unique concept.
Trials are held at various points throughout the year and you can register your interest now at theslfa.co.uk/register
At the Kidlington Academy you will study, train and play full time.
STUDY: – Alternative to college – BTEC in Sport 3 (Diploma & Extended Diploma equivalent to 2/3 A Levels) – Two year programme – Study in the classroom with your team mates – Pathways to UK university, scholarships in the US and our own ESPFA degree course (theslfa.co.uk/degree/)
TRAIN: – Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches – Train three/four times a week – Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis – Opportunities to train with the reserves/development squad and first team
PLAY: – In the SL Football Academy League and Cup – Opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup – Games played at Southern League stadiums – Opportunities to progress to the reserves/development squad and first team (www.theslfa.co.uk/graduates) – Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against professional clubs (https://youtu.be/QYGXZSC38tw)
EXTRAS: – All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch (youtube.com/ESPFA) – Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (youtube.com/ESPFA)
Activate your ambition now and apply at theslfa.co.uk/register
For more information on the SL Football Academy at Kidlington, please visit www.theslfa.co.uk/kidlington
For more details and to keep up to date with how Kidlington Academy are progressing this year, please visit the following sites.