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Soccer Elite FA are today delighted to announce the launch of our brand new Foundation Scholarship Programme in Gillingham, Kent.


With our Scholarship Programmes already firmly established at Maplesden Noakes (Maidstone) and Swadelands (Lenham), the Star Meadow Foundation Scholarship offers BTEC Level 3 in Sports Performance & Excellence in Football Qualifications alongside daily two hour football sessions that targets continuous player development across all facets of modern day football.


Since its formation the Scholarship has seen THREE players move on to full time professional contracts at Bolton, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Swindon Town, with numerous other players playing first team football at non-league level and moving through various pathways including coaching, university and full time jobs at SEFA. SEFA Scholars are trained by SEFA’s expert and UEFA qualified coaches including SEFA Directors of Coaching Lee Spiller and Tony Browne, former Chelsea player Steve Watt as well as SEFA Academy coaches Lee Radford and Nathan White.


SEFA Scholarship and Academy Coach Nathan White speaks very highly of of the program and the education provided during the 2 year course. “I think the football side of the SEFA Scholarship programme speaks volumes when you see the likes of Ellis Iandolo (Swindon Town), Arron Simpson (Wolves) and Kaiyne Woolery (Bolton Wanderers) now playing in the football league. The education that the lads will be provided is also high quality and offers opportunities to universities across the U.K and in the U.S. I was lucky enough to study the same course when I was 16 and it helped me attend the University of Greenwich whilst also playing football before deciding I wanted to coach full-time.”


The SEFA Scholars receive everything you would expect as a modern day professional footballer; full size 3G and grass playing surfaces for training and home games, use of the latest and best training equipment, full bespoke Adidas SEFA training kit, individually tailored player fitness, nutrition and performance plans, access to physiotherapy and player and match analysis.


Register your interest now by simply filling out the form below. One of our members of staff will be in contact to invite you to our SEFA Scholars Trial Days.