THE SOCCER ELITE FA SCHOLARSHIP IS THE PINNACLE OF THE SEFA PLAYER JOURNEY, HELPING PLAYERS MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM YOUTH FOOTBALL TO THE PROFESSIONAL AND SEMI-PRO GAME, OFFERING ITS PLAYERS AN INDUSTRY-LEADING COMBINATION OF FOOTBALL AND EDUCATION, BLENDING A TOP-CLASS PLAYER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME WITH A WIDE RANGE OF ACADEMIC OPTIONS.
On the pitch, players can expect full time coaching from our UEFA-qualified staff, the opportunity to play in the National League Youth Alliance, nutrition, strength and fitness programmes, player analysis and a comprehensive fixtures schedule compromising of league games and showpiece friendly matches.
Off the pitch, each individual can tailor an academic programme to suit their needs and aims. Across our centres we offer a mixture of BTEC, A-Level (including courses at Chatham Grammar) football coaching and personal trainer courses.
Our proven – but ever evolving – programme opens up numerous pathways for our players as they make their way into the adult world. We have seen four Scholars move into the professional football, with countless others earning from the game at a semi-professional level from the National League downwards. Meanwhile, our education programme opens up routes into university both at home and abroad, while our existing Academy setup gives those interested in coaching the perfect opportunity to learn from our staff and earn a living working with our junior players.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
8 hours of top-class coaching per week
Comprehensive fixtures programme including showpiece fixtures
Nutrition, strength, fitness and analysis programmes
Bespoke PUMA Soccer Elite FA kit and PUMA boots discount
Your choice of BTEC, A-Level, football coaching and personal trainer qualifications (GCSE results permitting)